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Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .38 spl

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by carloglock19, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Picked this up a couple months back and put a few rounds down range. Nice little revolver, very light and I got the laser dialed in. I was a little hesitant after reading some of the reviews but I guess I got a good one (price was good as well). Pink Hogue grips come out at the end of the month and then it will go to my girl. She liked how light it was and shot it really well. :supergrin:
  2. Interesting. Never shot one before. Looks cool.

  3. A friend bought one for his wife and I got to shoot it this spring. My impression is the same as yours. Nice little gun. The laser can be helpful as well. I'm new to snubbies and accuracy with irons was poor. However, with the laser it did quite well.

    Later I went shopping for a snubbie and picked up a very nice used Model 37. It doesn't shoot as soft as the Bodyguard but the accuracy with iron sights is better.
  4. Yeah its an interesting little revolver. I like the planner like carry case it came with. I will take my girl holster shopping this weekend and will post pics when I get the pink grip installed at the end of this month.
  5. failsafe


    Oct 25, 2003
    I traded for a S&W BG a while back,,,It compliments my 642 and PF9...Both the 642 and BG are a handful with +p rounds...


  6. Nice pics. Plus p is for defense and not shooting. :whistling:
  7. Clutch Cargo

    Clutch Cargo Amsterdam Haze

    Nov 29, 2010
    I second that!
  8. We haven't shot +P yet. I will wait till we get the new Hogue grip on and then we will test out some +P Gold Dots.
  9. Keep in mind that 148gr wadcutters will generally be the softest shooting loads you will find :)
  10. Thanks for the heads up, I will give those a try.
  11. failsafe


    Oct 25, 2003
    Just be aware that if they are not jacketed, there will be issues with leading..
    The old wadcutters were flat nosed and all lead..I have some around here somewhere..Back in the day we called them paper punchers..
    But 158 gr of flat nosed projectiles, will do the job for HD...
  12. What issues? As long as not a ported barrel to get gunked up, leading to a potential plug. And if you are not switching from 38 to 357 without cleaning where gunk can keep the longer shell from fitting right and maybe increasing the already high pressure of the magnum round. I'm not aware of other issues. Lots of people, including me, shoot a steady diet of all lead bullets in revolvers. Shoots nice and accurate. Cleans up like usual.

    The beauty is they are a lighter bullet and also loaded to lower velocity. They punch pretty holes in paper too :)
  13. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    I hope you (continue to) enjoy your Bodyguard. Color me old fashioned but when I hear Bodyguard I have to think of these [​IMG]
  14. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Dec 25, 2011
    me too, now they know how old we are :rofl:
  15. snubfan

    snubfan Giant Member

    Apr 23, 2008
    I bought one of these in MINT condition two years ago for $150!(No box) Like an idiot I sold it to a buddy of mine because I thought he would get his permit and actually carry it. (I hope you come across this post Davo!:wavey:) He's shot it once or twice but its basicly a safe queen.:brickwall: