Ruger LCP vs S&W Bodyguard, AND, which 38?
This is a discussion on Ruger LCP vs S&W Bodyguard, AND, which 38? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have had a similar choice to make. I went with a S&W 642 with CT laser. Conceals nicely. Sharp recoil but how much will ...
March 19th, 2012 06:41 PM
I have had a similar choice to make. I went with a S&W 642 with CT laser. Conceals nicely. Sharp recoil but how much will you have to shoot it. Weighs only 15 ounces so you will forget you have it on. There are lots of good choices out there, but this works for me.
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March 19th, 2012 07:47 PM
My .38 bodyguard was my first gun and has proved to be very reliable. I rarely carry it anymore because I like my odds better with my XDM .40 but it is a great little pocket gun when my clothing won't cover a larger gun and OC isn't appropriate for the occasion. I practice with .38 specials for less money and less recoil. I load it with +p when I carry it.
March 19th, 2012 07:52 PM
I have the S&W bodyguard .380 and like it a lot. I have shot the LCP. It is a good gun, but I like the bodyguard better. If you don't mind the pricetag, the sig p238 is a great pocket gun.
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March 19th, 2012 08:05 PM
You sound like you are recoil sensitive if you think 38s have "killer recoil". One of the softer-shooting .38s out there is the Ruger LCR. The Hogue Tamer grips really help soak up some of the felt recoil. You also may want to go with an all-steel .38, like a S&W Model 640 or a Colt Detective Special.
March 19th, 2012 08:18 PM
Stay away from guys who post random bashing with zero explanation ....
Originally Posted by Philly3458
I own an LCP and a BG380 but i CCW a S&W 442.......I prefer revolvers for carry but I have plenty of rounds though
my BG380 and its been 100% reliable and a fun shooter.........LCP not so much
but imo nothing beats an Airweight!
March 19th, 2012 08:57 PM
Lcp, the bodyguard sucks.
It's a real jam session
*swyped from the evo so excuse any typos*
It's better to prevent a crime, than to punish it.
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