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S&W Bodyguard .380

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by quickndurty, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. quickndurty

    quickndurty Oregon Member

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    Where can you find one in the Portland area? I can't seem to find one anywhere, and I know they fly off the shelves. Open for new OR used. Oregon resident, get at me.
     
  2. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Fishermans manrine in tigard always seems to have it in stock. Maybe clackamas fishermans as well. I do not think I have ever been in there and not seen one on the shelf. Good luck
     
  3. NewInTown

    NewInTown Clackamas Member

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    Northwest armory has had one the last few times I have been in, and the Clackamas Gun Broker had one two days ago as well. They have gotten much easier to find lately. A couple of places even have then as Blk Friday specials this week. Good Luck.
     
  4. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Fred Meyer in Oregon City had THREE yesterday...
     
  5. quickndurty

    quickndurty Oregon Member

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    Thanks everyone, I appreciate all the help.
     
  6. omenwolf

    omenwolf Oregon Active Member

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    A friend got one at Keith's a week ago, don't know if they have more.
    We went up and shot it the other day and OMG it has the worst DAO trigger I have ever felt.
    I know it will smooth out after a few hundred rounds but honestly I wouldn't want to shoot it that much.
    I like the sig 238 way better but who wouldn't, I would also look into a Kahr, both more expensive but way nicer to shoot.
     
  7. quickndurty

    quickndurty Oregon Member

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    I've shot a few and agree, but don't really care all that much. It is after all a last resort boot gun. If the 1911 runs out, a .380 might drop a zombie??
     
  8. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Without a doubt if you load up with hornyday critical defense poly
    Tipped it will devestate a zombie! I had my doubts but my cousin
    And I bought a steel target that has three swinging targets
    On it a little while back and have shot 9s, 40s at it and just
    Left a mark when we hit the steel on accident. I loaded up
    My cz 83 with 13 rounds of the hornyday to see how it liked
    The brand and it took a massive chunk out leaving a whole in the
    Metal. I would not want that hitting my head. I agree there
    Are much better choices in .380. My browning BDA holds
    13 like my cz and both are smooth and little to no recoil.
    Heavier yes but just as concealable and the cz is cheaper
    And has had zero issues through 600 rounds. The browning is
    Made by beretta just prettier. It as well is not much more
    Than the body guard and will make you much happier with
    Your .380 purchase. The round has come a long way. I still carry
    The m&p most of the time but I would trust either .380 in the
    waistband hidden away.
     
  9. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    I think if you are going to buy something the size of that bodyguard and rely on .380 ammo there are way too many double stack .380s most people do not pay attention to that you can conceal and not have to rely on a laser for accuracy. More than double the capacity in a heavier frame that you can rapid fire without jerking all over the place is well worth the extra weight to me.