The M&P Bodyguard 380 Crimson Trace is the top of the line Bodyguard 380.

Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 Crimson Trace with Standard Magazine Floor-Plate.

Outwardly, the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 seems like a typical modern backup pistol.  It is a very small polymer framed double action only pistol chambered in .380” ACP.   The Bodyguard 380 is not the typical small .380” ACP though and has several notable differences.  

        - It uses a hammer concealed within the slide and frame, instead of a striker in the firing mechanism.

        - It has an external thumb safety for safer carrying with a round chambered.

        - Several versions have an integral laser built into the frame.

Due to the light weight and polymer frame, the Bodyguard 380 is not as much fun to shoot as steel framed M1911 type pistols, like the SIG P238.  However, it is still very accurate and follow up shots are still very quick.  Additionally, the laser aids shooting, especially in high stress and low light conditions.

The M&P version of the Bodyguard 380 has an improved slide with fish scale style slide serrations to make racking the slide easier.  It is also slightly slimmer in profile and the sharp edges are de-horned to make holstering easier.  Additionally, the laser equipped M&P versions have Crimson Trace lasers that are better than the standard versions lasers.  Currently, only the M&P versions of this gun are being made.

Specifications

Version - Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 Crimson Trace.

Caliber - .380” ACP.

Frame -  Polymer with integral Crimson Trace laser.

Slide - Steel with M&P profile, slide serrations, and de-horning.

Action - Double Action Only, Short Recoil.

Grips -  Integral with with polymer frame.

Barrel - 2.75”

Overall Length - 5.3”.  

Weight - 0.77 lbs unloaded.

Magazines - 6 rd detachable box with or without finger extension.

Sights - Low Profile notch and blade.

Left side of the M&P Bodyguard 380 Crimson Trace showing the safety, take-down lever, and slide stop.

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