Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380

Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380

Since the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 was introduced in 2011 it has been at the top of the heap when it comes to .380 mouse guns. Recently the market has been flooded with several really good 9mm single stacks that have almost rendered the .380 mouse gun irrelevant … or has it?

In this episode of TFBTV, Patrick takes his well-worn Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 out to the range after not shooting it for almost two years. He used to carry it on a regular basis but retired it due to a high round count. Check out the video and watch Patrick gets reacquainted with his old companion as well as get reminded why he stopped carrying it in the first place.

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50 Comments

  1. Matt Archey on May 13, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    All these comments about the trigger. "Oh it’s too hard to pull, oh I wish it were like the glock 43" you guys are a bunch of whimps. After a defensive real life or death shooting, you are NOT going to say to yourself ‘wow that trigger was really not comfortable ‘

  2. Kenneth see on May 13, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    When you use 2 hand grip you hit the mag release pop mag out using 3 finger grip you don’t get that cuz when mag pops out it acts like a last round so it is holding open. Typically a belly gun is a one hand grip. At the rang you have to use it doesn’t require the two hand grip for accuracy. I rapid fire mine one handed pointing toward target and hit center mass at least 5 shots that’s what the gun is for. Shooting anyone over 10 feet you’ll be hard pressed to convince the jury that you were in eminent danger

  3. O. .O on May 13, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Nevermind, I’ll just stick to not carrying.
    What a POS of a gun.
    The pistols that are reliable (Glock 42) are too large for deep concealed carry (I live in a hot climate) and none of the compact semi autos are reliable.

  4. Matt Archey on May 13, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    You "hang on to it for whatever reason"? I’d say to protect yourself, just my opinion. But it makes for a nice pocket stuffer.

  5. Pethello on May 13, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    You Patrick R. is one of the worst gun reviewer here on YouTube.

  6. Tom smith on May 13, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    does anyone know if they have a reversable mag relese for this thing now? or is the release low profile enough to not drop for left handed?? im glad the mp 2.0 9 you can switch sides for the release but cant do it for this one? at @4:21 it looks like there is a mag switch tab??

  7. Jose Perez on May 13, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    My everyday carry, love this baby.

  8. Some Guy 99 on May 13, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    I got my concealed carry permit recently, I started off carrying a beretta 950 jet fire 25 auto, I bought this today and I’m excited to start carrying it.

  9. Kenneth Seibert on May 13, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Your hitting the slide release. Try keeping thumbs pointed out. I had the same issue. I dont use the safety. Your review is on target. I had issues with last round hold open, seems to be the thumb and slide release being close.

  10. Pethello on May 13, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    That Ventura Munitions gave you junk ammos; you’ve got so many malfunctions. 🙂

  11. __ HJG__ on May 13, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    complains about take-down 3 times… but, can’t show actual take-down once…

  12. Matt Drives on May 13, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Caliber is meaningless if you don’t aim for vitals. 2 in the chest 1 in the head. No matter what caliber you’re using will kill the bad guy.

  13. Lyle Bonney on May 13, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Second strike is what sold me on the S&W over the ruger. Plus I think the trigger is a little smoother than the first gen

  14. Genesis Lewis on May 13, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Guess what guys I just got the best gun ever glock 19 from *expansion2 on wickr* thanks bro I’m happy for safety delivery

  15. Vlad Williams on May 13, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    This gun is jammed all the time

  16. Paulo Ricardo Oliveira on May 13, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Como adquirir uma dessa?

  17. Prison Patrol 22 on May 13, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    You get mad at the safety on your gun? Huh…lol! Misplaced anger. Personally, if I didn’t like something about a gun, or anything else for that matter, then I wouldn’t buy it.

  18. rjfj ffn on May 13, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    .380 is garbage and so is this garbage ass guns that only wanna be steppas think is fire because it’s small and comes with a garbage ass laser 🤣 9mm and up ONLY, you might as well just get a Glock 26 and buy a beam if you really wanna do that

  19. Gustavo Henrique Teodoro de Freitas on May 13, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Sound on the end? It has a name?

  20. Derek Schmidt on May 13, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Can you get a silencer for it

  21. Zozo_letsplayz on May 13, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    one of my favorit features of the bodyguard IS THE MANUAL SAFTY

  22. 輝ヤイテタハズ on May 13, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    アメリカに行きたくなる理由=銃を撃ちたい&とにかく楽しそう

  23. Nirk The Man-Thing Stab-Cutter on May 13, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Does anyone know if there’s a compact out there besides the Kel-Tec P32 that has an extended magazine? I love the idea of higher capacity and a longer grip to find better purchase on the gun, but the P32 seems to be the only one with this feature.

  24. W. Green on May 13, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Revolvers vs. Semi-auto: Machete Attacker rushing at you. You pull your semi-auto. He’s closing fast. You fire and wing him. One second left until he’s on you with a machete. You fire again…jam. You …and then the blade enters your head.

  25. Logan2070 on May 13, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    It looks normal sized in his tiny little child hands.

  26. Matt Archey on May 13, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    This reviewer seems like a total newbie. His malfunctions are probably due to limp wristing or ammo. He also jerks the trigger. Not a good thorough review. Every new gun has a breaking in period

  27. Rogue Trooper on May 13, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    It is a piece of JUNK. An Unreliable, Problematic, always an issue JUNK. Thanks for the video

  28. 이름과성 on May 13, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    ???: 칼파없네요 신고합니다.

  29. grady on May 13, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Seems like the gun did ok considering the owned doesn’t clean or lube it. Seems like you just like to bitch and try to make a range gun out of a micro-carry gun.

  30. nothingwasthesame on May 13, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    opps hate these

  31. JBHickok on May 13, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    I believe those were shooter induced malfunctions.

  32. cryptopirate1776 on May 13, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    I know this is an old video at this point. Regardless, I just don’t understand why you would think that we would listen to a soulless GINGER. You opinion literally doesn’t matter.

  33. luis berrios on May 13, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    🏃💨

  34. Anh-Tu Phuc-Hoang / Derrick. on May 13, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    The gun for defensive

  35. Player Zero on May 13, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Weapons are a tool, use the right one for the job.

    A pocket .380 acp, with a double-action trigger and thumb safety is the perfect modern Walther ppk for deep concealment.

  36. Jim Amber on May 13, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Great everyday carry firearm ,perfect size,build quality, safety n second strike capability n no accidental firing will happen with the trigger pull n safety on this gun

  37. C Daht Savage on May 13, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Just copped one the other day.I call it my lil pepper spray

  38. Leroy Sanders on May 13, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    You was looking for more ammo, It was just a 6-shot Magazine…

  39. KiccDoor Don on May 13, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    I’m just saying yoo

  40. Douglas Royce on May 13, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    If you don’t like the safety , don’t use it .

  41. Big Swing Face on May 13, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    I bought a NEW one and right out of the box it has failure to eject issues.
    S & W have it now. Any help is appreciated. FYI – – ALWAYS quality ammo through it.

  42. darline mota on May 13, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Cant find a gun they are sold out where I live I need a gun to protect my self

  43. Jim Miller on May 13, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    This gun was on my short list…until now.

  44. Kevin Griffin on May 13, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Ive got the M&P version without a laser or safety. I havent had 1 malfunction in mine. I keep it pretty wet. Magazines are under $20 when you can find them. I have a few. Avoid non factory mags. Not a bad gun from my experience. It is what it is. A semi auto j-frame.

  45. Mark A. Herndon on May 13, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    malfunction due to the ammo??

  46. 22sherio on May 13, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    What’s your opinion on P365?

  47. Matt Drives on May 13, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    I bought it specifically for two reasons: Lightweight and compact(easy IWB carry)
    And the laser sight. Nice to just point the dot and shoot. Great CQC weapon!

  48. skim193 on May 13, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    there were 4 to5 times where you pull the trigger but the gun didnt fire

  49. C L on May 13, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I am very fond of my M&P 380. I run it in a Vedder IWB. It’s the convenient and comfy carry gun that I naturally reach for in the safe as I start my day. My Sig P365 and M&P Shield 45 are getting lonely in there. Maybe they can play pickle in the middle with the 1911 on the other shelf..

  50. Robenson Baptiste on May 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Konbyen lajan

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