Life (and politics) may not be what they once were in Gun Valley, USA, but you wouldn’t know it from a visit to Smith & Wesson. I’m in Springfield with a handful of other gun media types where we learned that in the last five years, a full 75% of Smith’s business has been personal protection related — concealed carry, home defense…like that. Which explains why we’re here getting a look at their newly released Bodyguard .380 pistol and .38 revolver with integrated Crimson Trace lasers. First blush impression: they’re surprisingly impressive (I’m really loving the revolver) given the price point . . .
Full reviews will, of course, follow in the fullness of time. For now, we’ve had a chance to put 50 or so rounds through each gun at the Smith & Wesson Academy. Still to come: a factory tour to see how they go from polymer, aluminum and steel to a fully formed thing that goes boom.
Not to mention a look at a new product that I’m contractually bound not to mention for a few more weeks. It’s so exciting! In the mean time, we’ll get a chance to shoot these babies some more. Should be fun. Stay tuned.