Bodyguard 380 safety removal

This is a discussion on Bodyguard 380 safety removal within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I would suggest that no one actually remove the safety in their gun. If you are involved in an SD shooting with a modified gun, ...

View Poll Results: Do you use your safety or want it removed

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    I would suggest that no one actually remove the safety in their gun. If you are involved in an SD shooting with a modified gun, you may have a harder time with your defense. Massad Ayoob has covered this topic several times, and has stayed consistent on the point of not modifying carry guns.
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    I am carrying a 1911 these days so it is cocked and locked. On DA/SA I usually just leave the safety off. Liability is too high to modify the safety.
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    The only real safety on any gun is between the ears.. and I use mine.
    "Gun Free Zones" is where only criminals carry guns.

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    I also firmly agree but it was not the question i asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MykM View Post
    I also firmly agree but it was not the question i asked.
    The poll question is "Do you use your safety or want it removed"

    So if I can rephrase my answer... I don't want the safety between my ears removed.

    Please forgive my smart ***** response, I have bed/cabin fever and even my wife is refusing to deal with me at the moment.

    (This flu stinks).
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    i understand and firmly believe in cc training so that way accidents occur less but i want a pocket 380 witout a safety that the slide locks back on empty mag. which rules out the ruger and keltec and leaves me with little choices.

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    Kahr P380 or the Sig-P28? The slide locks back, but not sure about the safety. I have never handled them myself. Don't get to stressed over the manual safety. With a pocket pistol you MUST use a holster (as with any gun). The best safety for carrying is a holster that covers the trigger. Also when pocket carrying, the ONLY thing in the pocket should the holstered gun.
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    I use the safety from time to time. If its just me, I won't use it. If I'm around my kids I'm more likely to use it
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    I own and carry a LOT of different pistols.
    I do NOT use the safety on my .380 Bodyguard. I think by the time you fumble with that tiny lever, it could get you killed.
    The trigger system is basically that of a double action revolver. How many double action revolvers have safeties?
    As far as turning on the laser, from the factory, it's pretty crappy, but, if you do a search, there's a modifacation, where you put a tiny piece of a tube from a q-tip, under the rubber button, and they work like a charm. I still prefer a Crimson Trace lasergrip, but, with a little practice, you can learn to automatically turn the laser on a Bodyguard, during the draw, without even thinking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MykM View Post
    Attachment 66878i see alot of ppl talk about how they dont use the external safety but what i am wondering is i dont want to accidentally activate it and not disengage it when i need it so what i am thinking is can i pull the pin that holds the safety lever and remove it and put the pin back in will it hurt anything or is this even possible. thanks for all of your help. i am also taking a poll to see if anyone would also like to remove it or use it or dont use the safety.
    I would get a compact 9mm for carry purposes and leave the .380 in the safe.
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