Comparing the spent Fiocchi cases to the PPUs that didn’t light the first time, the strikes on the Fiocchis seemed much deeper.
That can’t be, not if the all cartridges fit the chamber properly. No pistol can selectively strike one brand’s primers better than another. Despite the two-handed laser deployment, the Bodyguard 380 is an accurate, easy to carry pistol that’s also a fun shooter that will be enjoyed at the range.
The traditional contours of the BODYGUARD 38’s handle accommodated my medium-size shooting hand well enough. Believe you me, nobody wants an unsightly trouser tear in the heat of a gunfight. What didn’t light on the first try, lit the second.
It makes the after-action pictures look ridiculous. Examining the primers on rounds that weren’t struck twice and thus remained unfired, it seemed that the strike was light.
The BODYGUARD 38s thumb-operated ambidextrous cylinder release latch (atop the frame and the laser affixed to the right side) is especially disconcerting.
The release latch is moderately flared on its top and left side, providing the shooter with an extra bit of purchase while unlatching the cylinder. The BODYGUARD 380 is Kylie Minogue to the BODYGUARD 38’s Nikki Blonsky.
Our beginnings were at Riverside Church who introduced Sign Language interpreters at every service back in September 2004.
As our heart grew in desire to the minister to the Deaf Community, we set-up a BSL Home Group and BSL Alpha Courses in January 2006 and these still continue now.
Too much clutter on the left side, with the takedown lever, slide lock lever and safety packed into two inches of space.On such a svelte gun, the integrated laser looks a bit like a double-chin on a fashion model.Ergonomics (carry) * * * * * It’s tiny, light and fits easily in a pocket, purse, IWB holster, jock strap or garter belt.Yet every surface of the gun screams “plastic” (even if it isn’t).Compared to an all-metal or Airlight J-frame revolvers, the Bodyguard looks likes more like a Smith & Wesson knock off than a Smith & Wesson.The release is truncated on the right side and chopped on the right to accommodate the laser. The semi-automatic pistol’s small and [almost] perfectly formed, with superb fit and finish. The laser’s molded into the frame, sitting comfortably forward of the trigger guard and below the barrel My only : the left side of the pistol looks somewhat cluttered, with three levers trying to occupy barely two linear inches. By way of comparison, a Model 442 Airweight, a similar internal-hammer variant of Smith & Wesson’s storied J-frame, tips the scales at 15 ounces without a laser. Fitting an aftermarket, side-mounted laser would cost around 0 and add about an ounce of weight.So, in a head-to-head comparison of the 9 msrp BODYGUARD 38 and a laser-equipped 442, the BODYGUARD works out to be two ounces lighter and cheaper.We are praying and trusting in the Lord to guide the Church’s growth, outreach and fellowship with the Deaf & BSL Community to increase our services to be more regular.See our Vision Page for the Word of Hands’ purpose! The well-integrated laser positions the 9 msrp BODYGUARD 380 in the upper value echelon of major brand .380 mouse guns.Shooting the BODYGUARD 38 I’ve been shooting snubbies for years. The BODYGUARD 38 is a pocket carry piece; useful sights might snag.