View Full Version : How is the S&W Bodyguard 380?

08-18-2012, 6:53 PM
There was an issue with the slide retention pin wiggles loose during firing resulting in the slide flying off. Is this no longer an issue? How is this little gun as a pocket gun?

08-18-2012, 6:58 PM
I'm wondering the same thing..... looking for a pocket gun too

08-18-2012, 7:39 PM
I have an LCP I couldn't be happier with.

08-18-2012, 8:19 PM
I bought one last year. Put 100 rounds through it with no problems. Sold the gun to my brother. He had some FTF light primer strikes. He sent it to S&W for some warranty work. I bought the gun back from my brother. I put another 150 rounds with no problems.

The gun is finicky with ammo. Some ammo have hard primers; Independence, Sellier&Bennot and a few others. Personally, I used PNC Bronze, Hornady Critical Defense and WWB with no problems. It's a great little gun.

All the problems occurred with the newer versions. I think S&W have worked out all the major problems.

Check out http://www.bodyguard380.com/forums/ for more info on the gun. See the 380 Bible on how to fine tune the gun

Enjoy and Good Luck