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    Smile M&P 380 bodyguard

    hey guys,my wife just got her concealed carry permit and I'm trying to decide what to buy her for carry.afriend of ours has the M&P bodyguard in .380,she has handled the weapon, and really likes it,but I checked out a video of women shooting .380s,the guns were ruger lcp,m&P bodyguard,colt mustang and glock 42.none of the women liked the s&w because of the very long trigger pull.any input would be helpfull.thanks,as always

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    The long trigger-pull makes the gun safer for concealed carry.
    At the same time, it also makes the gun more difficult to learn to shoot well.

    Several of the pistols you named have similar, long trigger-pulls, but some are "lighter" and even shorter than others.

    The best thing that you can do is to give your wife the gift of being able to choose her pistol for herself.
    Take her either to a beginners' class, where there will most likely be several different guns to try, or to a store with a range where they rent time on many different pistols. Let her actually shoot as many of these as possible, and then make her own decision.
    Then buy her the pistol of her own choosing.

    Then, help her to practice her skill, and to improve it.
    Taking classes together, whether you need it or not, is the best system of helping her to develop enthusiasm.
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    I own one. The bodyguard is better suited for an experienced
    Shooter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigT View Post
    I own one. The bodyguard is better suited for an experienced
    Shooter.
    Agree 100%.

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    thanks steve,as always good advice,yes,the local store may have that customer service option

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    Chicks dig the Shield. Trust me on this.

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    Actually, when a chick is given the choice of the Shield or me, they always seem to choose me.
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    The M&P is a fine gun, but I love my Glock 42. It is an extremely smooth, soft shooting gun, and compared to the others you mentioned, it is a Cadillac. My wife carries the M&P Shield in 9mm and really likes it. It's a fine choice for anyone looking for a CCW.

    Also, don't discount the Glock 19 and 26, M&P 9c, and the new Springfield Mod.2. All worth consideration.

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    The Bodyguard is a good little pistol, but my favorite .380s are my Glock 42 and my Sig P238.
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    The Bodyguard in my opinion is an ugly little thing, and small. These pocket guns are a fad, I think. Clearly they may look nice and are easy to conceal, but for gripping and shooting, they just don't stack up to something that is designed right. If you're going to go for a 380 try the Bersa, I may be biased, but we had a Ruger LC9, that was just way too hard to handle, given that the grip was too thin and didn't have enough of a firmness to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kynochco View Post
    ...These pocket guns are a fad, I think...for gripping and shooting, they just don't stack up to something that is designed right...
    Every pocket gun I've tried seems to have been "designed right." Even the really cheap Kel-Tecs.
    That is, they all function as they are supposed to, and most of them are pretty inherently accurate (given a little slack because of their short sight radiuses).

    Trouble is, pocket pistols are experts' tools. You need to already be a very experienced pistol shooter, if you expect to hit reliably and accurately with one.
    Trouble is, most people who buy them have neither the skill nor the experience to use them effectively and well. And they don't practice, either.

    Yes, I agree with you: For most people who buy one, it's only a fad.
    The people who buy them don't really intend to use them anyway. They think that merely showing a gun will scare the bad guys away. This is how many BGs get guns.
    And they don't learn or practice the needed skills because: "It's easy to shoot a pistol. I see that in every movie I watch."

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