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I've been looking at both of these and can't device.I've read good and bad about both.So what do people think?
 

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I love my LCP. It's been flawless.
 

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In all fairness my LCP ran great, however my BG 380 has a nicer grip, the slide locks back, has a laser, feels way more solid, & has a way smoother trigger.
 

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Played with both; purchased the BG380.

More innovative, better ergos, REAL sights, slide hold-open, S&W...

Granted, I'm moving up from the old P32, but the BG just seemed like a better, overall buy; more bang for the buck, so to speak.
 

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The Body Guard 380 is a big step up. A true slide lock/lever. Built in laser by Insight. A true set of dovetailed sights also. It's alot more solid gun and feels better built than the Keltec 380 or the LCP. Plus the price is competitive now.
 

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Thanks guys.I read about trouble with the early BG's.I wasn't sure if S&W had ironed them out.Sounds like they have.Has any one come out with night sights yet?looks like I'll be sending my NAA down the road.
 

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I looked at both recently for a relative. I've owned an LCP since they came out. Since then, my wife, Dad, and Uncle all have their own.

Reliability...I cannot comment on the reliability of the bodyguard since I don't have firsthand knowledge. However I suspect it's fine. My family's LCPs have all been excellent.

Size...LCP is more contoured, which I think is a plus for pocket carry. That aside, they are comparible in size.

Price...to me, an LCP really is a point & shoot gun. The sights are poor. You can enhance it by getting a Crimson Trace laser, which I now have on our guns. Add a CT to the original cost of the gun makes it comparible to the bodyguard which includes a laser.

Sights...bodyguard beats LCP. Of course, the slick contours on the LCP and low profile sights make it ideal for drawing from a pocket.

Slide Lock...bodyguard beats LCP since it does have a slide that locks on empty.

In all, I think both guns are great for pocket carry. If slide lock is important to you, the Bodyguard would be a better choice.
 

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I checked out the BG 380 last week at a local cop shop. It felt good in my hand. I would have bought it, but seeing as I already have two Gen 2 P3ATs and a Kahr P380, I felt that it would not fill any void in my pocket guns. The guy looking over my shoulder bought it before I left the shop. He tried to put his .02 in while the clerk and I were talking about the features and benefits. I think that I should have gotten some kind of commission, but no luck.
 

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I have an LCP and was looking at the Bodyguard, since I don"t find the lcp to be very shootable.

In the end, I think I'm just going to save up for a PM9.
 

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Where I buy my new guns they are the same price $ 299.95 so I will be getting the bodyguard!
 

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At the LEO store I frequent a town by me
 

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I have one of the original LCPs and it has been perfect. With that said, I think the BG is a much better gun. I ordered one a few days ago after shooting a friends. I posted a quick review here if you search for it.
 

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If anyone has one, I sure wouldn't mind seeing a photo of the LCP and BG together....

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My LCP has not given my any touble. This is a great pocket weapon and it is loaded with Hornady Critical Defense ammo.
 

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I prefer the trigger pull, grip, and sights on the BG 380 over the LCP. I can't seem to adapt to the LCP grip well enough to shoot as well with it as I can with the BG380 or P238. (With or without the small magazine extension)
 
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