Smith & Wesson Introduces New Bodyguard Pistol, Revolver with Integrated Laser System
LAS VEGAS -- Smith & Wesson Corp. has announced the introduction of company's newest line of firearms designed for personal protection the Smith & Wesson Bodyguards.
The Bodyguard 380 semi-automatic pistol and Bodyguard 38 revolver have been designed in conjunction with Insight Technology to offer the new firearms with built-in laser sights.
The Bodyguard 380, chambered for .380 ACP, features a high-strength polymer frame with a black, Melonite coated stainless steel slide and barrel. The new Bodyguard 380 comes standard with a 2 3/4-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 5 1/4-inches and an unloaded weight of 11.85 ounces.
The new pistol features a double-action fire control system, a manual thumb safety, an external take down lever and slide stop. On the lower portion of the frame, the pistol has been fitted with an integral Insight laser. It has a 6+1 capacity.
Chambered in .38 S&W Special +P, the Bodyguard 38 is a small-frame hammerless self-defense revolver with a 1.9-inch barrel overall length of 6.6 inches.
Weighing in at 14.3 ounces, the Bodyguard 38 features a one-piece aluminum alloy upper frame along with a steel reinforced polymer lower frame. The barrel and cylinder on the revolver are both stainless steel. The stainless steel cylinder is coated with a durable, non-reflective, matte black PVD finish. The revolver features an easily manipulated ambidextrous cylinder release on the top of the frame and a ergonomic one-piece rubber grip.
On the right side of the frame, the revolver has been fitted with an integral Insight laser.
The integrated laser sighting system enables faster target acquisition for shooters of all experience levels. By working closely together and designing the firearm and laser sight system to be integral, Smith & Wesson and Insight Technology have achieved a value positioning that allows more firearm customers to afford laser sighting system technology.
To activate the laser, users simply operate the push-button design located on top of the laser sight for the revolver and on the sides of the forward frame for the pistol. The laser sight can be adjusted for both windage and elevation and no assembly is required. Two Energizer 357 or equivalent batteries power the laser.