. I always thought that lasers are unncessary for guns as they give away your position and could be hard to turn on in an emergency. However, I like one on my gf's gun because if she's locked in a room while calling the police because of a burglar in the dark the laser might help her. She's also far less experienced than me. It could also be used to descalate a situation if the bad guy sees the laser pointing at him and she may not have to shoot. I just got her a Ruger LCP because it had a better laser (the laser is easy to turn on and off) and was cheaper. The laser on the SW Bodyguard is horrible to turn on and off, so bad that I don't think you could ever turn it on in time. However, I've always said if they made a SW Bodyguard without the laser it would be the one to buy. I'm sure other people have said the same thing, people who don't like SW's laser and/or people who don't like lasers in general. Well, now they have. Surprised it took so long, but it's great. So, rather than just call it a SW Bodyguard without a laser they are calling it the new SW MP Bodyguard .380. .