Ruger LCP vs S&W Bodyguard 380

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  1. NEviciousNE

    NEviciousNE XDTalk 100 Member

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    Just like the title says what do you guys think? I have an option for the bodyguard for $340 or the LCP with CT for $410. The main thing im worried about with the bodyguard is the location of the laser button. Anyone have any experience with this?
     
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    i prefer the bodyguard
     
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    The only reason I would prefer the BG over the lcp is the sights, but with the crimson trace, I would go with the lcp based on poor button positioning on the BG, my shop offered the BG with lazer grip for the same price as the lcp without it, I opted for the BG on that basis. Other than that it's all personal preference based on my limited experience. Hope this helps. :D
     
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    If the **** hits the fan, you'll never turn that laser on. I didn't buy the body guard because of the laser. I bought it because it's a solid little gun that fits in my hand. I handled the LCP, the Body guard and even the sig. I just like the bodyguard YMMV
     
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    The bodyguard also locks back when the magazine is emptied.

    That feature and the sights made me pick up the BG380.
     
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    In my opinion, if either of these guns will be needed, sights won't be used anyways. However, I can see quickly grabbing the gun and activating a laser to be beneficial. I'm not gonna say for sure that it will b/c I've never been in a situation where I've had to use a gun in a defensive position. I do know that activating the laser on the BG would be impossible for me in a stressful situation. However, with my LCP all I have to do is grab it and the laser is on. This is why I chose the LCP with laser. Both are excellent pistols.
     
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    I like the fact that the slide locks back on the bodyguard, but have heard alot of complaints on the button positioning on the bodyguard....I think if they were similarly priced I would go with the bodyguard just for the locking slide.
     
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    I handled them all and went with the BG.
    I am confused about the concern over the laser button?
    when I grip the weapon my extended trigger finger falls right on the button.
    I can easily turn it on and off, I do this all the time in practice.
    well made little gun.
    Get the DeSantis nemesis pocket holster!!!
     
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    I have no personal experience with the bodyguard, I have heard a few complain though that the button gets activated accidently while in their pocket
     
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    I went with the LCP w/ CT
     
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    Bodyguard.
     
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    I chose the LCP. I use this as my back up CCW. I call this my Stinky Breath gun cause if I have to use it I can smell the breath of the guy that's going to get shot. I chose not to get theCrimson Trace Laser cause like I said it is my back up. I liked how thin the LCP is and I loved the feel of it in my hand when I added the Pierce Grip extender.

    I have fired about 200 rounds through it and I am very accurate with it out to 15 yards...I'm OK out to 20...and I have no idea what happens past that. But like I said earlier this is my stinky breath gun.
     
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    I have no doubt this has happened, but one should never carry a handgun in their pocket without it being in a pocket holster. If holstered then it should not be a problem.
     
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    My friend likes his BG. my only complaint is the DA trigger, but I only fired 3 rounds through it.
     
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    Even w/o the laser, I prefer the grip & sights on the S&W. IF I were to drop to a 380 for some reason, although I can't see why, I would go S&W.
     
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    LCP..
    Ruger never sold out to the feds and put internal gun locks on their revolvers..:rolleyes:

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    Thanks for the input everyone. I picked up a bodyguard on wednesday night. I am so glad I ended up buying this gun. I took it to the range today and put 100 rounds through it with no problems at all except my accuracy which has nothing to do with the gun. I love how it feels in my hand and I needed something a little more substantial than the LCP. I also like the fact that i dont need any tools to break it down like the LCP although it was a ***** to take apart the first time. I love this gun and cant wait to get my permit in the mail so it can go everywhere with me.
     
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    I shot several rounds through the BodyGuard the other day and did not like it at all. Very long and rough feeling trigger. I could hit my target with it but the trigger sucked big time. My Ruger LCP has a long trigger but its nice and smooth. LCP for me!!!
     
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    I'm a huge S&W fan but I chose the LCP.
     
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    Glad you bought the bodyguard. I bought one about a month ago and I looked at a bunch of 380's and the bodyguard seemed much better. Its built sturdy, longer frame rails for the slide, thumb safety, and locks the slide back after the last round. Plus it fits great in a pocket holster or tucked in a small iwb.

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