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S&W .38 -Sounds like a good deal. What do y'all think?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Jim NE, Mar 15, 2012.

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  1. Jim NE

    Jim NE Member

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    Hi. CDNN has a "first edition " Bodyguard snubbie WITH a laser sight ("Insight") in .38 Special. For $399.99.

    They say it's "below cost." Sounds like a good deal to me, considering the laser sight. What do you guys think? Really below cost? Thanks - Jim
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Well, .38 Bodyguards are out of stock at Buds for $436.

    I thought the First Editions only came in boxed sets of the .380 pistol & .38 revolver?

    rc
     
  3. Jim NE

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    I don't know, rc. It says that it has "special engraving", whatever that means. It doesn't say that they're new revolvers, but I'm presuming they are. I don't know much about the Bodyguard, but a new S&W .38 WITH a laser sight seems like an excellent deal at that price.

    I'll call them for more info.
     
  4. Jim NE

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    Okay, sold out. Never mind.
     
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    The ''new'' Bodyguard revolver is, yucky. This isn't a, new S&W vs. an old S&W argument. I just don't like it. Looks or handling.
    The .380's not bad though. Excellent intergration of a laser. Needs an easier to operate thumb safety. Just not my ''cup of tea'' though.
    But, the .38 Bodyguard, makes the LCR look handsome.
     
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  7. Jim NE

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    Now I don't feel so bad about missing out :)
    Thanks - Jim
     
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    Sorry, I hope that wasn't offensive.
    S&W has, many feel, perfected the art of making the revolver. So they change it?
     
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    Fear change!
    Fear it now!

    Fear it!
     
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    Bodyguard 38 actual cost is $382.
     
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    If I didn't already have a no-lock M442 with Rosewood grips that I just love to carry I would consider buying a S&W Bodyguard 38. It's not all that bad looking, it's just different...
     
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    I think it would not be so bad if the laser was not on it. Although it has me wondering why S&W decided to make the cylinder rotate the oppostie way as all other S&W revolvers. It rotates like a Colt, and the cylinder release is ambi over where the hammer would be, instead of on the left side like all the others.
    I did hear a rumor on the S&W forum that they are supposed to come out with a 9mm BodyGuard revolver sometime this year, now that I would want to try out! YMMV.
     
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