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    We compare the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard Air weight Model 49 vs Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38 Revolvers. An overview of two popular, lightweight snubnosed pocket revolvers chambered in .38 Special caliber. Both are excellent choices for pocket-sized self-defense handguns. Here The Video

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    I believe the model 49 is the carbon steel version of the humpty-back gun. The model 38 was the aluminum light weight version. The gun was used by the actor Telly Savallas in the police series Kojak. Whe I worked plain clothes I also carried a model 49 .38 revolver, in addition to a model 36 revolver. The new revolvers called bodyguards are a completely different animal. I think they may be polimer, with a different kind of cylinder release. If I were in the same situation today... I'd probably stick with my carbon steel model 49.
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    ...I carry the stainless version...649...light enough to pocket, heavy enough to shoot a lot comfortably...
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    They're so ugly..that they're pretty! Always wanted one, never got one!
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    Another excuse to post this picture!

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    I've got mine, but regret S&W's discontinuing the .38 Spec. versions of the 649/640

    A Stainless, shrouded Colt Detective Special would have been nice too (Yes, I know of the DSII)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootinbil View Post
    We compare the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard Air weight Model 49 vs Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38 Revolvers. An overview of two popular, lightweight snubnosed pocket revolvers chambered in .38 Special caliber. Both are excellent choices for pocket-sized self-defense handguns. Here The Video

    S&W BodyGuard - YouTube
    Thanks for the review. I think you made some good points. I know a lot of people don't like the unconventional release or the direction the cylinder rotates or the polymer materials, so it's nice to see a positive review. I've got a Shield and a BG 380... not sure what pocket revolver I'd go for if I bought one--I've always had my eye on the Model 442 and the Model 60, but I could see getting a BG 38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glockwatcher View Post
    Another excuse to post this picture!

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    I've got mine, but regret S&W's discontinuing the .38 Spec. versions of the 649/640

    A Stainless, shrouded Colt Detective Special would have been nice too (Yes, I know of the DSII)!
    And looks like you have plenty of Nyclad ammo. Not easy to find these days!
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    I have a smith model 642 without the lawyer lock. I consider it my faithful friend. I carry critical duty ammo in her. I have barami grips on it, but she can carry in the pocket or OWB holster just as easy with a spare speed strip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro View Post
    And looks like you have plenty of Nyclad ammo. Not easy to find these days!
    Got it from the local cop-shop in white boxes. They buy it by the pallet-load, but have none now.

    The Mrs. prefers the Nyclad in the Snubbies, but is transitioning to 9mm Glocks.

    We'll be keeping the snubs though.

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