Gun Report

Smith & Wesson Bodyguard No. 109380 380 Auto, $575 (Jan 2011)

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This is a solid pistol with helpful high-tech features, at a reasonable price.

Smith & Wesson Bodyguard No. 109380 380 Auto, $575 (Jan 2011)

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
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Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The rear sight was a miniature reproduction of a popular target sight. The sight picture was vivid beyond its scale, in our view. Note the heavy molded look to the frame.
Right to left, the thumb safety, slide stop, and takedown latch were positioned along the left side of the frame. The magazine release was shielded from unwarranted contact by a ridge and a heavy detent spring. Somewhat heavier than its competitors, the Bodyguard felt rigid in the hand.
The integrated laser (by Insight Technologies) was powered by two No. 357 batteries.
The laser was controlled by membrane-style buttons found on either side of the frame. Press once for a solid beam and twice for a pulsing, strobe effect. Pressing a third time turned the unit off.

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