Bodyguard 380 Greatest Bug?

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  1. Dan Glock

    Dan Glock

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    Well I just got my brand spanking, amazing looking, sweet shooting M&P 9 Shield but enough threads on it so...
    I'm really thinking of purchasing a bug. And I am really liking the BG 380. But would like someone to sell me on it or what are the pros cons of it over all the other 380s out there! Maybe set up advice? Holster or pocket? Accuracy?
     
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    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Buy a damn good holster like a supertuck or such and a bigger gun and rock that, problem solved, you have a bug, your new spiffy sheild.
     

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    I think you just have to hold a bunch of them and pick the one you like.

    Do you like the grip, trigger, sights, size, weight? Is the mag release where you want it? Those sorts of things.

    One big issue for me, personally, is I don't like a carry gun to have a thumb safety. My ideal carry gun is a Glock 26. As I look for smaller guns, are they similar enough to that? If the mouse gun has a thumb safety, it is too different for my preference. But the Ruger LCP is more similar in just being a draw and shoot gun.

    Some may say if you don't like the safety then just don't use it. Fair enough, but we are talking about personal preferences. I'd want to know for sure if the gun is designed to be carried with a round chambered and safety off. And I'd want to know if the safety could ever accidentally be clicked on during carry or draw or handling or racking or confusion under stress. And no matter what, I'd probably still not want it because I wouldn't be convinced :)

    So I'm just mentioning some issues that are important to me. There are a lot of guns to choose from. Identify your own important issues, and that will help to narrow down your choices :)
     
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    Compared to the lcp/p3at i love my bg380. It looks & feels better, has a better trigger, has better sights, locks the slide back, etc....
     
  6. Dan Glock

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    Yeah my Glock 23 is too big for comfortable carry. and the shield is in that holster sized kind of gun :/

    642 & LCR are too wide for me maybe ankle but what i need is something with shorts or leisure sort of like the beach or park.
    LCP i dont like that it doesnt lock back
    DB380 i believe it cant run +P loads

    Thanks this was helpful as well. Maybe practice with the safety and no safety will be best. But most likely wont be using it.

    Yeah my brother-in-law say the SAME stuff and that's why im considering in buying one :)
     
  7. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 Stiffy

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    I plan to buy another Shield and carry a "NY reload"......:supergrin:
     
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    Aahzz Who?

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    I loves my BG 380. And my Shield :)
     
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    I haven't found a pocket pistol out there that compares to my P238.
     
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    Not even Colt Mustang/Pony it was copied from?
     
  11. Dan Glock

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    Personally I think it's a very nice carry combination :cool:
     
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    This is an excellent idea










    :50cal:
     
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    Nope, the sights on the Sig are miles ahead of the Colt.
     
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    The Mustang and the Pony were two very different pistols.
     
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    One is SA/DA and another is DAO. Other then that they are same.
     
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    They are taller and more likely to snag on something. Great plus on tiny pocket gun.
    Slide is more angular to make it print through concealment better. Another plus.
     
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    I bet.
     
  18. Four Knives

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    BG380 is my pick for the microlights over:

    LCP, P3AT, Sig238, Polish P64 - didn't try the DB or Taurus or Kahr minis

    Kahr CM9 is still my main git up and go, but BG380 has its place:

    - has all the pluses of the LCP/P3AT meaning it's a freaking flyweight handgun, and can be carried when NO slim 9mm could
    - REAL sights
    - ability to replace stock sights with Night Sights
    - empty mag slide lockback
    - did not require 200 round breakin to run properly
    - SW lifetime Warranty
    - I shoot better with it than I did with the others, and find the recoil well-managed and not bad at all

    I feel the laser is a bit impractical for defensive use, as it's not instant on like Crimson Trace, but it holds zero and is good for dryfire practice
     
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    I've been very happy with the BG380. It goes everywhere with me front pocket carry in a Desantis superfly holster or Blackhawk #03 holster. Shoots all ammo great except that TulAmmo garbage. I had to second strike every other round with that stuff. The laser buttons are crap but the BG community has well informed S&W on the matter. Whether they upgrade the button or not I don't know. That's my biggest gripe but A) I practice with irons 99% of the time and don't rely on the laser too much. B) there's a button on each side so if one doesn't work the other one should. Currently my left side laser button will click on every time but the right one is so mushed that it takes major effort to turn it on.
    The takedown pin is extremely tight fitting at first but it does get easier as you break it in a little. The earliest model takedown pins were known to fall out. That definitely doesn't happen to mine.
    It shoots great and I'm pretty happy with my accuracy with the gun.
     
  20. carbuncle

    carbuncle is not cool.

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    I loved my BG380: reliable, super easy and fun to shoot, surprisingly accurate and fit right in any pocket I carried it in. Then I got a PPS. I realized that with minor adjustments to dress and carry strategy I could carry the PPS everywhere the BG 380 went, but I had 13 rounds of .40 on me rather than 13 rounds of .380.

    The G23 I traded the BG 380 for shoots great!

    In all seriousness, though, the BG .380 is a great little gun if you're into .380.
     
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