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Smith & Wesson Bodyguard with Crimson Trace green laser (courtesy ammoland,com)

The other day, we riffed on Crimson Trace’s appeal to OFWGs. Specifically, their assertion that laser-equipped pistols were a boon to Americans looking to exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms with an addition degree of accuracy (should push come to shove). One of our commentators said he was saving up for a green laser-equipped pistol, the better choice for daytime use. Well, here you go! “The popular Smith & Wesson M&P BODYGUARD 380 pistol is now available with a factory-installed green Laserguard laser sight from Crimson Trace,” Smith’s presser proclaims. [Full text after the jump.] If he gets one, all his friends will be, well, you know . . .

The popular Smith & Wesson M&P BODYGUARD 380 pistol is now available with a factory-installed green Laserguard laser sight from Crimson Trace.

Offering enhanced versatility and security for concealed-carry gun owners, the addition of the green Laserguard allows for improved sight acquisition during daytime use. The green Laserguard is factory installed on the non-integrated laser M&P BODYGUARD 380 models.

To activate the laser, firearm users engage Crimson Trace’s Instinctive Activation switch, which utilizes a button to easily activate the laser when the firearm is held in a natural firing grip. The laser is fully adjustable for windage and elevation.

“The M&P BODYGUARD 380 with green Laserguard by Crimson Trace is the latest addition to extend our M&P line of firearms with green lasers. This new model joins the extremely popular M&P Shield pistol in 9mm and 40 S&W, both of which are also available with a factory installed green Laserguard,” said Jan Mladek, General Manager of the M&P Brand for Smith & Wesson.

The M&P BODYGUARD 380 retains original design features including a 2¾-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 5¼ inches and an unloaded weight of just 12.3 ounces. With its slim-line ergonomic grip, the pistol fits comfortably in the hand and points naturally. Compact, sleek and ergonomic, the M&P BODYGUARD 380 provides owners with optimal personal protection in an easy-to-carry platform.

Additional features on the M&P BODYGUARD 380 include a high-strength polymer frame with a stainless steel slide and barrel. The pistol’s double-action fire control system allows for rapid second-strike capability. Adding to its simplicity, the new M&P BODYGUARD 380 is standard with a manual thumb safety and an external take down lever and slide stop. To help aid in quick sight acquisition when the laser sight is not in use, the pistol is standard with stainless steel, drift adjustable dovetail sights. The M&P BODYGUARD 380 has a 6+1 capacity, comes with two magazines and is backed by Smith & Wesson’s lifetime service policy.

For more information on the new M&P BODYGUARD 380 pistol with Crimson Trace Green Laserguard, please visit

About Smith & Wesson:

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson, M&P, and Thompson/Center Arms. As an industry leading manufacturer of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning supplies, the company’s accessories division produces innovative, top quality products under Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., including Caldwell Shooting Supplies, Wheeler Engineering, Tipton Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal Reloading Tools, Lockdown Vault Accessories, and Hooyman Premium Tree Saws. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Missouri.

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  1. They should really put some R&D into the trigger instead of all sorts of lasers. I thought I would get used to it and bought one. Long story short I sold it. Great pocket gun ruined by that godawful trigger

        • I’ve been trying to avoid anything that doesn’t have a resale value. My disposable income is almost zero. I have traded or sold my collection to get where I am now.

      • I put at least 2000 rounds through that gun and it never got any better. I was just disappointed because I wanted to like it so bad you know… it was actually my first pistol. So I guess it has that goin for it. It started my addiction. But really it was a good idea on paper. Just atrocious to handle

    • I love my Kahr P380. Best trigger I’ve experienced on a pocket .380. Slap a CT Laserguard on it and you have what the Bodyguard should have been.

    • +1000000 Yes awful trigger! And they are always pawning them off on women because they are small and cute. It’s dispaicable. They take a lot of training to shoot proficiently at only bad breath distance. Anything beyond that is a joke.

  2. Don’t acquire or buy a S&W Bodyguard 380. Like the other comments stated, the trigger pull is horrendous. My SW BG380 is sitting on top of my cabinet covered in cobwebs.

  3. So now they sell models that have the laser integrated in the frame, and models where it is external?

    Why? And how long until the green laser is integrated? That’s what I want.

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