A laser-less version of the original, the new M&P Bodyguard 380 maintains all of the classic features that have made the gun a hot seller: It’s thin, compact, reliable and affordably priced. Chambered in .380 ACP, this low-recoiling gun carries a MSRP of only $379.
Using a hybrid polymer-aluminum frame, the matte black Bodyguard 38 is a “hammerless” revolver with an ambidextrous cylinder release and a built-in laser. Very light at only 14.3 ounces, the gun holds five rounds of .38 Special and is +P rated. The MSRP for this model is $539.
A compact version of the M&P duty pistol, the M&P Compact is a serious fighting handgun for those with a need for discreet carry. Caliber choices include 9mm, .357 SIG and .40 S&W. Options include Crimson Trace Lasergrips and frame-mounted thumb safeties. MSRP starts at $569.
With a scandium alloy frame, the M&P 340 weighs just a touch over 13 ounces. Topped with an XS Sights’ 24/7 tritium front sight, this double-action-only revolver is chambered in .357 Magnum. Finished in matte black, the M&P 340 carries an MSRP of $869.
The Model 43 C is chambered in .22 LR and may be the perfect choice for anyone who is recoil sensitive due to injury or a medical condition. It holds eight rounds, weighs only 11 ounces and comes with an XS Sights tritium front sight. The MSRP is $689.
Looking for more power than a .22 LR but don’t want the kick of a .38? The Model 351 C is a J-Frame revolver chambered for the .22 Magnum and holds seven rounds in the cylinder. An XS Sights tritium front sight is standard. The MSRP is $689.
Considered by many to be the ultimate pocket guns, the Model 442 and Model 642 J-Frame revolvers are internal-hammer guns that tip the scales at 15 ounces. Chambered in .38 Special, the guns have either a matte black (442) or a matte silver (642) finish. S&W lists the MSRP at $469 for these guns.
This Performance Center .357 Magnum revolver holds eight rounds in the titanium cylinder. A 2-inch barrel and scandium frame make this gun easy to carry, while the tuned action makes it a dream to shoot. The distinctive wood grips complete this beautiful gun. The MSRP is $1,309.
When applied to handguns, the term “bodyguard” is synonymous with Smith & Wesson. The company has used the term for a variety of compact pistols that have served armed citizens and law enforcement officers for decades. The following are just some Smith & Wesson compact handguns that maintain the bodyguard spirit.
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