Competitor Sturm Ruger’s introduction of their LCR Polymer framed revolver at the 2009 SHOT show caused quite a stir; here is Smith & Wesson’s answer, and this time the price-competitive shoe is on the Massachusetts foot. Whereas the Ruger LCR 5402 Crimson Trace variant wholesales for upwards of $600 per unit, this Smith & Wesson Bodyguard BG38 has similar equipment for much less money. The Smith & Wesson touts a metal main frame with polymer lower frame; and where the Ruger’s laser mounts on its grip, not exactly the most stable place to put it; this Smith & Wesson Bodyguard’s convenient Laser Sighting Device is mounted to the steel main frame. Where the Ruger depends on a straight-line double pin system to hold its cylinder in place, the Smith & Wesson’s entire ejector star mates into a pentagonally slotted rotor that recesses inside the steel main frame. More than any competitor besides, perhaps, the Charter Southpaw, the Smith & Wesson 103038 BG-38 Bodyguard, shown in the photos, is Left Hand Shooter friendly because its cylinder release os above the internal hammer and beside the laser sight. The Smith & Wesson’s grip is thinner, too; only .794 thick at its thinnes point, and .972 thick at its palmswell area in its center. Grip is one piece stippled texture, held securely by a roll pin near its butt end. Barrel is two piece configuration, stainless sleeve inside a shroud that is an integral component of the main frame. The Smith & Wesson BodyGuard 38, writes the company, is uniquely engineered as the most state-of-the-art, concealable and accurate personal protection possible. Lightweight, simple to use and featuring integrated laser sights- nothing
protects like a BodyGuard. Get one and carry more comfortably, walk more confidently. Other specs are double action only revolver; capacity 5 rounds of .38 Special and/or .38 Special +P ammunition; weight empty 14.3 ounces; square notch rear sight and pinned-in serrated ramp front sight; removable Insight Laser frame-mounted sighting device; .240 smooth faced high impact polymer trigger. Photo shows one of the first Bodyguards issued. Own it, or one of its identical mates, for only $ 389.00. Not transferable to civilians in Massachusetts.
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