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First Look: Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard Handguns with Crimson Trace Lasers

by G&A Online Editors   |  July 15th, 2014 7

smith_wesson_Bodyguard_crimson_trace_CT_00014Smith & Wesson has teamed up with Crimson Trace to enhance the M&P Bodyguard line of handguns with integrated laser sighting systems.

Built directly into the frames of M&P Bodyguard 380 pistols and M&P Bodyguard 38 revolvers, Crimson Trace designed the laser units to preserve the general shape and weight of S&W’s popular carry guns.

Smith_wesson_mp_bodyguard_380_crimson_traceM&P Bodyguard 380 Pistol
Reintroduced at the 2014 SHOT Show, the Bodyguard 380 has proven itself among consumers who prefer to carry a gun smaller than the 9x19mm or .40 S&W Shield.

Crimson Trace tailored their integrated laser unit into the frame of the M&P 380 with minimal size increases. Located just in front of the trigger guard, the unit can be intuitively activated by left- or right-handed shooters. When the laser is not in use, the pistol is fitted with stainless steel dovetail sights.

The M&P Bodyguard 380 pistol is available immediately for an MSRP of $419.

Smith_wesson_mp_bodyguard_38_revolver_crimson_traceM&P Bodyguard 38 Revolver
Smith & Wesson’s five-shot Bodyguard 38 Revolver offers a simple hammerless design in a small-frame package. Now fitted with Crimson Trace’s red laser module on the right side of the frame, this .38 S&W Special +P revolver is a great wheel gun option for fast target acquisition.

The M&P Bodyguard 38 Revolver is available immediately for an MSRP of $509.

  • cjohnson44546

    wait… they took the bodyguard 380…. removed the laser, and called it an M&P Bodyguard 380…. now they are adding a laser back on… ? I don’t really get it, why take it off just to add a 3rd party one back on?

    • Dan

      Because they’re S&W, and they can. Also they haven’t made anything I’d want to buy from them in the last 20 years. I had one of their piece of junk SA pistols in the 90’s….

      • cjohnson44546

        I have a S&W M&P Shield 9mm, and its been fantastic…

      • trucker

        Either you spend $2500 for overpriced show and tell pieces or you are thrilled to carry something made overseas with a cheap price tag. What ever your story is, you need to get rid of that ignorance and enjoy what’s available.

    • Kevin Bernard Warren

      The laser was removed because many law enforcement agencies don’t allow laser sights so officers were not able to carry the BG380. So they made the BG380 without the laser for law enforcement and then partnered with Crimson Trace to get the best laser on the market.

  • Tim Woodruff

    I saw they had a Smith and Wesson lady pistol in 357 magnum . I have a small hand and it fit me well until I found the words lady pistol on the side. For one most ladies I know that have small hands do not like a 357 mag for one . The other problem people complained about was the hammer gouged their hand with a 357 mag . So I bought a Ruger LCR 357 magnum . Now if Smith and Wesson just not had lady gun written in the pistol and had made it hammerless . I might have bought a Smith and Wesson . I sold guns many years ago and when Smith and Wesson changed their piece rate . I got a New Smith and Wesson with the barrel installed crooked in the frame . I always like Smith and Wesson but they need to go back to the drawing board on a few things . Why on earth does anyone need to put lady or man gun on a gun ? There are guys out there too with small hands . And there are ladies that like 357 mags so I am not saying there are none . But after selling guns for over 30 years no lady ever came to my shop and said I want a gun that says lady gun on it . Now some people do like colors on guns but I think that makes them look like toys . And guess what kids like ?

  • sgt1911

    I have a Shield in .40, and I love it! A little snappy on recoil but I love it. Also have a .45 M&P, I love it even more! Great line of handguns.

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