Bodyguard 380 needs new sights, any suggestions?

Bodyguard 380 needs new sights, any suggestions?

This is a discussion on Bodyguard 380 needs new sights, any suggestions? within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hey everybody, I just got my wife her first pistol a week ago, the BG380. She loves it, but the sights are lacking in our ...

Results 1 to 11 of 11
Like Tree5Likes
  • 2 Post By Civil_Response
  • 1 Post By pilgrimshooter
  • 1 Post By ron54
  • 1 Post By Bob O

Thread: Bodyguard 380 needs new sights, any suggestions?

  1. #1
    Member Array guitarzNgunz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    462

    Bodyguard 380 needs new sights, any suggestions?

    Hey everybody, I just got my wife her first pistol a week ago, the BG380. She loves it, but the sights are lacking in our opinion. We're thinking of either painting them with high visibility paint, or looking into aftermarket sights perhaps XS big dot tritium night sights.

    Any suggestions on paint options or aftermarket sights? They don't necessarily have to be night sights either.

    Anyone have any pics of modified sights?

    Thanks, -gNg


  2. #2
    VIP Member Array Civil_Response's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Minnesota, USA
    Posts
    2,558
    .380? Spend the money on ammo and get better at point shooting, forget the sights.
    sioux565 and mrm like this.

  3. #3
    Moderator
    Array buckeye .45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    7,911
    Try some bright paint or nail polish, see if that works before spending money on new sights.

    I'm not sure how the aftermarket is for sights for that pistol, since it comes with a laser installed, so most people who have issues with the sights would, I imagine, just use the laser.
    Fortes Fortuna Juvat

    Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
    NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor

  4. #4
    Member Array guitarzNgunz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    462
    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    .380? Spend the money on ammo and get better at point shooting, forget the sights.
    Yes sir I agree, and I will be teaching my wife the point shoot technique. But being it is her first handgun she wants to have a little fun at the range with target shooting using the sights as well. And the stock black on black sights make this almost impossible if your shooting at a black target.

  5. #5
    Member Array guitarzNgunz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    462
    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    Try some bright paint or nail polish, see if that works before spending money on new sights.
    Good idea, what color do people normally use? And should we paint the front and rear or just the front?

  6. #6
    Senior Member Array DoctorBob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    585
    I have a BG380 and didn't like the black on black sights either. I painted them with white flurescent paint and I think that imroved things. However, I like the XS Big dot sights and have then on all my Glocks. I'd suggest that the recommendation to try painting first (white - both front and rear) and then going to the Big Dot is an excellent suggestion. The little gun is surprisingly accurate and with good sights will provide her with some fun as long as she doesn't mind the significant recoil in her hands.
    'Guerir quelquefois, soulager souvent, consoler toujours.'

    "Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." (John Steinbeck)

    Good health actually just means dying at the slowest possible rate.

  7. #7
    VIP Member Array ghost tracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ky Backwoods
    Posts
    5,131
    Another Big Dot fan here. Most quality instructors talk a lot about "front sight, front sight, front sight", well, it's mighty hard to miss it. IMHO, Big Dots & the S&W Bodyguard seem an ideal match.
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Array bunker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    work
    Posts
    798
    I can see how you may have difficulties seeing the stock sights, but they are actually quite good compared to my j frames. I second the motion to put nail polish on front rail, as it is easier to see during the daytime. Thenintegrated laser comes in handy after dark, but you cannot always count on something that requires a laser. Good luck w your decision. Bunker
    "6 P's of self defense "
    Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

  9. #9
    Member Array pilgrimshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    44
    I just ordered the Glow On paint for my Bodyguard 380. Seems like it's worth trying for $12.
    guitarzNgunz likes this.
    Don't bring a knife to a gun fight...unless it's strapped to a gun.

  10. #10
    Member Array ron54's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    46

    Bodyguard 380 needs new sights, any suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Another Big Dot fan here. Most quality instructors talk a lot about "front sight, front sight, front sight", well, it's mighty hard to miss it. IMHO, Big Dots & the S&W Bodyguard seem an ideal match.
    I agree, I have the 24/7 version Big Dot on my colt officers carry gun. They are the best I have found for a defensive weapon. Fast acquesion day or night, even for aging eyes.
    guitarzNgunz likes this.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Array Bob O's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Central, VA
    Posts
    534
    Because the sights cannot be changed out, I painted the sights on my Kel-Tec P-3AT with hobby paints.


    I replaced the sights on my Springfield XDm with XS Big Dot Tritiums, then enhanced the front sight with hobby paint and the rear sight with vinyl tape.


    Really like both options.

    Bobo
    guitarzNgunz likes this.
    Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"
    ~John Adams

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

380 bodyguard sights
,

bodyguard 380 night sights

,

bodyguard 380 sight upgrade

,

bodyguard 380 sights

,
bodyguard sights
,
night sights bodyguard 380
,
night sights for bodyguard 380
,
night sights for s&w bodyguard 380
,
s&w bodyguard 380 night sights
,
sights for bodyguard 380
,
smith and wesson bodyguard 380 night sights
,
smith and wesson bodyguard sights
Click on a term to search for related topics.