Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380

Welcome to the site for owners of the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 pistol!

Ever since it was introduced a few years back, this little gun has captured the attention of shooting enthusiasts everywhere.  It has proven to be a great little performer and has even been adopted by the Los Angeles Police Department as a backup gun for its officers.

Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380

Do you own a Bodyguard 380?  Thinking about buying one?  You’ve come to the right place.

We have a broad range of articles already (or planned shortly) on the pistols including:

  • what ammo works best
  • simple repairs to the laser
  • reviews of various holsters and accessories

We will also start a forum in the near future just for owners of the Bodyguard pistols.

Smith & Wesson has a real hit on their hands with this pistol.  It is in a great caliber, the .380 ACP, and is very affordable.  It is small enough to carry concealed, yet large enough to fill the hand and be one of the easiest pistols to shoot.

Background on the Bodyguard 380

The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard series was introduced at the annual SHOT Show.  The initial introductions included the “38″ and the “380.”  The 38 was a partial-polymer revolver chambered for the .38 Special.  The 380 was the pistol that this website is devoted to.


The following are the current specs on the .380 ACP chambered Bodyguard handgun.  These, of course, may change without notice.  We try to stay on top of any changes from Smith & Wesson, but they don’t answer to us!

  • Caliber:  .380 ACP
  • Magazine Capacity:  six rounds
  • Action:  double action only (DAO)
  • Sights:  fixed steel sights, dovetailed
  • Laser:  red laser, 5 mW – made by Insight
  • Frame:  black polymer
  • Slide: stainless steel with a black finish
  • Barrel Length:  2.75″
  • Overall Length:  5.25″
  • Weight (unloaded):  11.9 ounces

The guns are hammer fired, not striker fired as many modern pistols are.