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The following is a press release from Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson and the United Sporting Companies are offering shooters and collectors alike a chance to own a piece of living art with the introduction of the machine-engraved M&P BODYGUARD 380 pistol. The new M&P BODYGUARD 380 features intricate machine engraving across the slide made possible by a diamond-tipped tool. This clean and sharp scrollwork brings added value and aesthetics to this already highly regarded personal protection handgun.

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Chambered for .380 AUTO, the lightweight pistol features a high-strength polymer frame with a stainless steel slide and barrel. On both sides of the matte silver slide, decorative scrollwork produced through the Smith & Wesson Custom Engraving Shop depicts precision checkering and symmetrical filigree. On the left side of the frame toward the rear of the slide, the M&P logo is clearly placed along with the wording “BODYGUARD 380.”

The M&P BODYGUARD 380 retains original design features including a 2 ¾-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 5 ¼ inches and an unloaded weight of only 12.3 ounces. With its slim-line ergonomic grip, the pistol fits comfortably in the hand and points naturally. Compact, sleek and ergonomic, the new pistol provides owners with optimal personal protection in an easy-to-carry, decorative platform.

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Additional features include a double-action fire control system, which allows for rapid second-strike capability. Adding to its simplicity, the BODYGUARD 380 is standard with a manual thumb safety and an external take down lever and slide stop. To help aid in quick sight acquisition, the pistol is standard with stainless steel, drift adjustable dovetail sights. The new M&P BODYGUARD 380 has a 6+1 capacity and comes standard with Smith & Wesson’s lifetime service policy.

For more information on the new United Sporting Companies Exclusive M&P BODYGUARD 380 pistol, please visit http://www.smith-wesson.com.

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