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S&W Bodyguard 380

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by gearheadbill, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. gearheadbill

    gearheadbill Everett area Member

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    NEW S&W Bodyguard 380. What a horrid trigger, at least on the one I just bought. Seems VERY heavy. Also the blade size(width) of the trigger is narrow. Combine that with fairly severe arthritis in the first joint of my trigger finger and pretty much unshootable for me. Shot several clips over the past weekend and it took me 2 days to recover.

    I also shot several other automatics during the same shooting trip...no problems, at least not with the guns. I have CHS though.

    Anyone have hands-on experience with this pistol? Anything a gunsmith can do to lessen and smooth-out this pistol? We have a local gunsmith, Larry Conley, close by. He has done several 1911's and other for me but I don't want to even bother if there is no hope.
     
  2. Mosix

    Mosix Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. gearheadbill

    gearheadbill Everett area Member

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    Thanks. I will be ordering one.
     
  4. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Arlington, WA Member

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    Would like to hear how you like the mod, am considering it as well.
     
  5. Mosix

    Mosix Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I ordered the kit last week on Thursday, it showed up Monday in the mail. I plan on installing it and testing tomorrow. Copysmall.jpg

    Copysmall.jpg
     
  6. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Arlington, WA Member

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    Curious how this turned out.
     
  7. Mosix

    Mosix Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I did the install of the trigger and bar Monday evening. It took all of 15 min to install very simple the video sure helps. I did not put in the spring yet as the sight has to be removed and do not have a pusher tool yet.
    The travel reduction is about half with a very clean break. The trigger is wider and easier on the finger. I took it to the range yesterday and it is a completely new gun with the shorter travel and reset is much nicer.
    Overall I like it and would recommend it as it is a great improvement.
     
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  8. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Arlington, WA Member

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    Thanks for the feedback, I just placed an order for the kit as well based on your recommendations.
     
  9. wiky86

    wiky86 Gladstone Active Member

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    Nice. I might take another look at the Bodyguard now. Thanks for the info!