Dating smith and wesson revolvers
Weight empty: 14.3 ounces Barrel Length: 1.9″ Overall length: 6.6″ Sights: Black ramp front, integral rear, integrated Insight laser.
Springfield’s diminutive .38 caliber revolver and .380 semi-automatic pistol have been selling like ballistic hotcakes.
When I changed ammo and fired off a mixture of Fiocchi and Speer, the gun performed flawlessly, time after time, restoring my confidence.
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.
What be is that the PPU primers were too hard for this gun to handle. Conclusion It seems to me that Smith & Wesson built the BODYGUARD 38 to a price point, with little thought as to whether or not it was good. A buyer who wants a .380 pistol would not go wrong with the BODYGUARD 380.