Smith & Wesson just released information on the new M&P Bodyguard 380 pistol. Â According to the company, the new pistol combines the characteristics of the M&P line with the features of the existing Bodyguard 380 pistols.
Features of the M&P Bodyguard 380
- second-strike capability
- thumb safety
- stainless steel, adjustable sights
- 11.85 ounces (unloaded)
- ships with two magazines
The gun appears to be very similar to the original Bodyguard 380, with the biggest difference being the lack of integral laser. Â While the built-in laser is a desired feature by many, some people do not want a laser aiming device. Â Many police departments do not allow the use of a laser on a handgun, which precluded this gun’s use as a backup gun for many in law enforcement.
The Los Angeles Police Department approved the use of the Bodyguard 380, but only if the laser was rendered inoperable by an armorer. Â I’ve had multiple law enforcement members e-mail me asking if Smith & Wesson made a Bodyguard 380 without a laser. Â Now I can say yes.
MSRP is $379. Â In recent years, Smith & Wesson has only announced a product when they have been ready for production. Â It would appear to be true in this case, as the gun is already listed on the company’s website with a “buy now” option.
Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 Specifications
|magazine capacity||6 rounds|
|weight (unloaded)||11.85 oz|
We will certainly have more information on these pistols, and all of the new Smith & Wesson guns, from the SHOT Show.
I’ve put together a list of holsters for the Bodyguard 380 that are currently available over at BlueSheepdog.com. Feel free to check that out and let me know what I missed.