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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