I have had my Bodyguard now for several years. But for the last 2 years I have had it in pieces waiting around to replace the mag release.
It simply wore out because it's polymer on metal.
I work in a machine shop. So I made a replacement out of metal/aluminum. It works great. And it is going to hold up for many years to come.
I know this is a huge pain for the .380. No one likes their mag to randomly release. It bothered me for about 2 months while I carried it. Only to find my mag on the floor. And randomly popping out of the gun.
Would anyone else interested in a metal version? I know Galloway Precision made one back in 2013. But I honestly feel like S&W kind of left this problem alone and never tried to fix it.