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Smith & Wesson Bodyguard Handgun

Item # GM436468
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Key Features

  • Integrated laser sight

  • Small frame with 1.9" barrel

  • Synthetic grip

  • Black ramp front sight, integral rear sight

  • 5 round capacity


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Product Description
smithwesson The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard series is number one in personal protection with integrated lasers. The Bodyguard .38 Special +P is uniquely engineered as the most state-of-the-art, concealable, and accurate personal protection possible. Nothing protects like the lightweight, easy-to-use Bodyguard with integrated laser sight. Black ramp front sight, integral rear sight. Synthetic grip. Small frame with 1.9" barrel. 5 round capacity.
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Specifications
Model Bodyguard
Type Handgun
Action Revolver
Action Type Double Action Only
Caliber .38 S&W Special +P
Barrel Length 1.9"
Weight 14.3 oz
Sights Fixed
Finish Matte Black
Grips Synthetic
Capacity 5
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Smith & WessonSmith & Wesson® Bodyguard® Handgun
 
4.2

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (28)
  • Compact (27)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Accuracy (18)
  • Easy maintenance (18)

Cons

  • Accuracy (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home protection (24)
  • Shooting ranges (12)
  • Concealed carry (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (24), Enthusiast (18), Beginner (9), Hunter / fisherman (7), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for concealed carry

Great concealed carry revolver from S&W.

The Bodyguard .38 is my latest S&W J-Frame and has quickly become one of my favorites. It is light even when loaded which...Read complete review

Great concealed carry revolver from S&W.

The Bodyguard .38 is my latest S&W J-Frame and has quickly become one of my favorites. It is light even when loaded which makes concealed carry very comfortable. I prefer to carry mine in an inside the waistband holster in the 1 o'clock (appendix) position, and I can do so with comfort all day.

The new ambidextrous cylinder release makes it easier to release the cylinder than the traditional setup. The trigger is a lot lighter than that of a model 642, which allows for faster, smoother, and more accurate shooting. The grip is a little longer than the standard factory grip on a 642 allowing three fingers to be on the grip. The back of the grip also comes up higher on the revolver which makes firing more comfortable. As with any enclosed hammer revolver, the Bodyguard can be fired from a concealed location, such as a coat pocket, without the risk of snagging or jamming.

The laser is easy to sight in and easy to operate. One push with the thumb turns the laser on, a second causes it to pulse, and a third shuts it off. While not necessary for a snub nose revolver intended for close range encounters, the laser will help beginners feel more comfortable about using the Bodyguard in self defense situations.

Recoil is what you would expect from a light J-Frame when using +P ammunition, but is not at all uncomfortable to shoot.

The Bodyguard .38 does not have the internal lock, which many S&W enthusiasts will be happy to hear.

Overall, this is a great option for concealed carry for everyone from beginners to long time enthusiasts.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what it's made out to be.

While I am a fan of S&W and I like the idea behind the weapon, it did not prove to be what I thought it would. The weapon is a little smaller...Read complete review

While I am a fan of S&W and I like the idea behind the weapon, it did not prove to be what I thought it would. The weapon is a little smaller than a traditional J-Frame revolver, and the grip is a bit shorter resulting in a pretty harsh recoil.

Another problem that I'm now hearing about after I experienced it myself; the laser that is installed on the weapon from the factory is notoriously unreliable and shuts off sometimes permanently while firing.

You would be better off spending the extra money to go with a more stable Taurus or S&W revolver that doesn't have that worthless laser.

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5.0

Great Service, advice, price

By joe

from syracuse, ny

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Protection

    Comments about Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson® Bodyguard® Handgun:

    perfect gun after looking at several

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Gander Mountain...my GoTo gunshop.

    By Oma Hunts

    from West Central Illinois

    About Me Enthusiast, Homeowner, Hunter, Lifetime Shooter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accuracy
    • Compact Design
    • Durable
    • Easy Maintenance
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Gun Great Service
    • Great Purchase Good Fit
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • No cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Protection
    • Shooting Ranges

    Comments about Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson® Bodyguard® Handgun:

    This gun is a perfect fit for me. Hope I never have to use it for self-defense, but it will do the job.

    I have RA and this revolver...I can handle.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Just Perfect!

    By Lou the In-Line Guy

    from Florida

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accuracy
    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Protection

      Comments about Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson® Bodyguard® Handgun:

      For home protection and easy to conceal were my objectives in acquiring a handgun This is a perfect fit for me. Easy to use, accuracy is as expected especially with the laser feature, light but feels sturdy for its size.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I purchased this for my wife, I want one

      By Lee

      from Indiana

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Protection

        Comments about Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson® Bodyguard® Handgun:

        Great product

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        the best bang for your buck

        By DAH @ Bangkok

        from Dixon, Illinois

        About Me Enthusiast, Homeowner, Retired Dept Of Correctio

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accuracy
        • Compact Design
        • Durable
        • Easy Maintenance
        • Easy To Use
        • Great For The Female Enth
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Concealable
        • Home Protection
        • Shooting Ranges

        Comments about Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson® Bodyguard® Handgun:

        no complaints

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3 Questions | 7 Answers
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        • Q:

          is there a safety on this gun?
          Asked on 6/26/2012 by Jay

          0 answers

        • Q:

          how do you turn the laser on/off?
          Asked on 5/8/2011 by razor from mpls, mn

          5 answers

          • A:

            button where the hammer should be.

            Answered on 3/3/2012 by Diann5050 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
          • A:

            There is a small gray button located next to the cylinder release on the right side of the weapon. Push it once for a steady beam, again for a pulse, and a third time to turn it off.

            Answered on 3/4/2012 by Matt from Fayetteville, NC
          • A:

            Button on the top of the laser Push on, second push is pulse laser, third is off. Stays on for 5 seconds if not turned off.

            Answered on 2/2/2012 by Charlie from Las Vegas, NV
          • A:

            switch.

            Answered on 2/18/2012 by pooh from compton ca
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            PUSH THE BUTTON THAT IS ON TOP OF THE LASER

            Answered on 5/15/2012 by GEORGE from BELOIT WI.
        • Q:

          what does " +P " stand for on the smith & wesson .38 special +P revolver
          Asked on 12/11/2010 by Anonymous

          2 answers

          • A:

            +p means extra power

            Answered on 2/21/2011 by db from ohio
          • A:

            It's used on a lot of rounds and designates a cartridge with a more powerful powder load than the regular rounds. Therefore higher velocity.

            Answered on 2/2/2012 by Charlie from Las Vegas, NV
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