Nothing protects like a bodyguard. More importantly, nothing protects like a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38, the new compact, double-action-only revolver that is chambered in .38 Special and specifically tailored for personal protection and concealed carry. This easy-to-use revolver packs a 5-cartridge cylinder into a small frame that features an integral Insight® laser alongside a number of other great features. Each revolver includes a soft padded case.
The Smith & Wesson story is an interesting one for sure. It started when Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson's first foray in 1852 saw the manufacture of a lever-action pistol known as the Volcanic pistol for their Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. Four years later, after financial difficulties led the company to come under different ownership, the pair left to begin anew and started work immediately on a newly designed revolver known as the Smith & Wesson Model 1. The rest is history. Now, over 150 years later, Smith & Wesson is still going strong and shows no signs of slowing down. With that kind of experience, it is not surprising that the company is now at the forefront of the arms industry – responsible for providing high performance firearms to the military, law enforcement and civilian markets.
One such high performance firearm is the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38, which brings innovation to a market that is crowded with near identical pocket pistols and revolvers that offer nothing out of the ordinary. The Bodyguard offers a state-of-the-art design that makes personal protection foolproof by focusing on the three qualities that matter most: ease-of-use, accuracy and concealability.
When trusting your life to a firearm, it needs to be easy to use. The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38 is, as noted, a double-action-only revolver. Because it also benefits from a concealed hammer, the only actions required to operate this revolver are pointing and pulling the trigger. It does not get much simpler than that, folks. The revolver must also be accurate. That is where the Bodyguard shines. In addition to its iron sights, the Bodyguard is the first pocket revolver chambered in .38 Special that features an integral Insight® laser, which provides a sure shot and deadly accuracy. Finally, the pistol should be concealable. I will let the specifications paint a picture of how concealable the Bodyguard is.
The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38 features a stainless steel 1.9-inch barrel and an overall length of just 6.6 inches, making it very easily concealed. The steel-reinforced polymer lower frame joins the aluminum alloy upper frame to provide a durable yet light construction. Combined with the stainless steel cylinder, which has been treated with a physical vapor deposition (PVD) process to increase resistance to wear, rust and corrosion, the Bodyguard boasts an unloaded weight of only 14.3 ounces – well under a single pound. Because this double-action revovler is designed with an internal hammer, its snag-free profile provides for quick and easy draws. The iron sights consist of a ramped front sight and a rear notch sight, but these take a backseat to the integral Insight® laser, which features three different settings and a continuous battery life of three hours. Other features include an ambidextrous cylinder release, an ergonomic rubber grip and a 5-shot cylinder.
So while you may not be able to afford a human bodyguard that will pound would-be thugs into dust or take a bullet for you, a bodyguard is still within reach. Those looking for a bodyguard on a budget need look no further than the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 38. Consider the Bodyguard for:
- Personal protection and concealed carry
- Law enforcement
- Recreational shooting
- Much more…
|Action Type||Double Action Only|
|Barrel Length||1.9 Inches|
|Number of Mags||No|
|Overall Length||6.6 Inches|
|Manufacturers Part Number||103038|
|Restrictions||Age - 21+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|