To activate the laser, the shooter my turn the unit on by pressing a button on the unit. My second impression was it needs hogue grips. If it checks out, times fine, don't hesitate. I strongly believe we must practice with what we carry. The laser was off to the left about 6 inches at 15 yards, but was easy to adjust.
The Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380 and 38 are two more weapons that are shooting for your attention in the growing concealed carry handgun market. So with an even firmer grip on the pistol there is not much real estate to grasp on any subcompact 380 , I aimed and slowly pulled the trigger again with the exact same results, no fire with the trigger completely compressed and the pin strike occured during the release of the trigger. This seems like as good of an existing tread as any to post this. There is still a little rush that occurs in my brain anytime I procure a new weapon, and this was no exception. If you own more than a couple of Smith and Wessons, and have more than a passing interest in them, it would be money well spent to purchase the book: History of Smith and Wesson by Roy G. I put abut 100 rounds through it and it became more comfortable with every round. As far as the effectiveness debate of the.
Maybe that may seem like overkill, but the consensus of many reports and forums I've read made it seem that generally, small semi-autos can be picky concerning ammo. Send more pictures with the hammer drawn back. Measure the barrel and make sure it is six inches. Some people might not care for a laser; however, for those that do want a laser, then you can save yourself a chunk of change by purchasing a Bodyguard 380 with integral Insight laser system. My only disappointment is the laser would not hold a zero for more than one round. Since the cylinder release is along the midline of the revolver, it is now ambidextrous.
Stay away from blazer rounds I heard those are cheaply made too. Somewhat disturbing is the tendency of the guns to shoot several inches left of point of aim- two examples shot 5 inches left at 25 yards with one example shooting about seven inches high as well. The one in front of the trigger guard, the fifth screw retained the cylinder lock spring. I have been pointed towards this video which was on American Rifleman. They just came off a 2 week vacation. The cylinder spins in a clockwise direction which is the opposite of most other revolvers. Jinks is the historian at Smith and Wesson, and the foremost authority on the subject.
You can send them a picture and they can find out more of the background on your gun along with the date manufactured. Since then I've mounted a Pachmayr grip sleeve that really helps secure the gun in my hand. Ear and eye protection in place, I proceeded to the shooting line ready to have some fun. I look forward to shooting the new Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 38, and when I do, you can expect a full review here. Put up an accurate pic, and we'll all dive in! Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. The laser was right on, and the firearm was plenty accurate for what I intend for it's use.
Tried the laser sights for a few rounds and found I could just as accurately fire using the sights. To determine the required direction of rotation, refer to the Laser Adjustment Table on page 46 of the owner's user manual. My accuracy was nothing spectacular as this was the smallest pistol I had ever fired but everything was on the paper. Hellstrom realized there was a need for a snub-nosed revolver, similar in size to the company's Terrier, but revamped to handle the more powerful. Come for the info, stay and make some friends. Clever advertising but real world….
The hammer and trigger are case colored. As part of this training we fired over 200 rounds in less than one hour in various self-defense drills, including single and double target, very-close combat and double-tap-plus exercises. Defective products will be repaired or replaced. Train with it to become proficient and exercise it enough to maintain that proficiency, keep it clean and lubed properly and full of good ammo Hornady Critical Defense is my choice and let it do it's job. As touched upon earlier, one of the first things you'll notice about this pistol that sets it apart from any other pocket pistol is the fact that it comes with a built in laser. However, that number doesn't translate to the 1950-60 time frame. This article is being written in the Winter of 2011, and Smith and Wesson has made some different revisions to this gun to address issues that arose during early production.
It shows significant holster and carry wear but is in good shape. They beefed up the gun by lengthening and strengthening the cylinder and frame thus making it a true. In addition, some people experienced a problem with the retaining screw for the laser backing out and being damaged by the slide and resulting in damage to the plastic frame. Late 1948 - Early 1949 S72,500 — S74,999………. Not looking for value as it is sentimental. Identifying features: This is where to look for the model number not used until around 1957.
Examples would be 642, 638, 442 ect. Good to see somebody is going to offer a new firing pin. I took it out this week to shoot it. The same serial numbers could appear on 44's, 32's, 38's etc. I got my new Bodyguard 380 a week ago last Friday.