I was at the range today and another shooter was trying out his new S/W Bodyguard in .380 Auto. The barrel is a mere 2.75 in. long. I was nothing but impressed with the accuracy of this little guy @ 15 yds.. It has both open & laser sights. The gun is very accurate @ 15 yds.. After that it's up to the shooter! I watched him shoot about 50 rounds of over the counter generic ammo. I think I'll buy one.
Last edited on Sun Apr 8th, 2012 12:45 am by Pigslayer
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i have not owned a 380 but have had 5 or 6 makarovi , ... nearly the same ...
the trick is to choose one of the enhanced defense loads ... cci gold dots are available, both factory loads and mj bullets.
mine were all the russian ij models, a great value, and with real sights ... they were accurate enough that they were fun to shoot ... leading to confidence in c.carrying ... and small and light enough that a person just might have one along when one needs it
Recently shot a concealed carry class, there were a lot of .380s there, a few 9s, even a 40 S&W. A .380 is okay for close range work and most people can shoot it easily. I think I might have converted a few of the crowd to bigger handgun rounds because I was shooting a 9mm. I was shooting my new Springfield XD-M 5.25" match (it was large for concealed but, about my only range toy that fit the category).
The target is at 50 feet indoors. I did take the S&W 5906 along but, nobody needed to shoot it (all those .380s, don't ya know).