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Old 04-19-2017, 11:08 PM
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Well I bought my wife a BG380 for Christmas and finally took it to the range last week for the first break in firing. It had been cleaned and lubed, though the magazines were new and not oiled. The only Ammo it shot perfectly was the Underwood 90gr +P Extreme Penetrator. Had 50 rounds of Remington 90gr ball and Oi. Failure to extract from the barrel 4 times( had to use a knife to extract the rounds). Failure to feeds, eject, stove pipes, light strikes. Took it apart, cleaned it tried Federal 99gr HST and it cycled 3 in a row then the magazines (both) would fall out after one to two shots. Even had one of the range instructors try it and it had the same magazine issues. Had their gunsmith replace the magazine catch mechanism but have not fired it since. My wife is furious. She wanted the Sig p238 but I went with SW reputation as well as trying to save a few hundred bucks. I plan to take it out Friday with some Winchester 90gr ball and more HST. If it has the same issues, I'll call SW and see what happens.
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Well I bought my wife a BG380 for Christmas and finally took it to the range last week for the first break in firing. It had been cleaned and lubed, though the magazines were new and not oiled. The only Ammo it shot perfectly was the Underwood 90gr +P Extreme Penetrator. Had 50 rounds of Remington 90gr ball and Oi. Failure to extract from the barrel 4 times( had to use a knife to extract the rounds). Failure to feeds, eject, stove pipes, light strikes. Took it apart, cleaned it tried Federal 99gr HST and it cycled 3 in a row then the magazines (both) would fall out after one to two shots. Even had one of the range instructors try it and it had the same magazine issues. Had their gunsmith replace the magazine catch mechanism but have not fired it since. My wife is furious. She wanted the Sig p238 but I went with SW reputation as well as trying to save a few hundred bucks. I plan to take it out Friday with some Winchester 90gr ball and more HST. If it has the same issues, I'll call SW and see what happens.
What revision is your Bodyguard? A good indication is the stamping on the magazines. 1, 2, and 3 are the revision numbers I am aware of. If it's anything but "3", get in touch with S&W and they will update the firearm for you at no cost (minus shipping).

I have had a hell of a time with a Glock 42 and "weak" ammo not cycling the firearm. 85gr are an absolute no-go. 90 and 95gr work but not consistently. 100gr ammunition is the only type that has cycled it 100% every time.
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What revision is your Bodyguard? A good indication is the stamping on the magazines. 1, 2, and 3 are the revision numbers I am aware of. If it's anything but "3", get in touch with S&W and they will update the firearm for you at no cost (minus shipping)
Far as I know it is the latest revision. The M&P 380 Bodyguard. Has the serrations on the end of the slide with 2.75" barrel. Has the M&P engraved on the slide, etc. S/N starts with KDJ and am thinking it was made early 2016??? (04-04-16 actually) As for stamping on the magazines?
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I just bought a BG380 not fired, so now I read all these problems, You'd think a co like S&W would want this fixed, if Galloway can fix it S&W a major Firearm Co. could fix or care for their customers better. If I have problems I WILL send it BACK, and DEMAND IT FIXED, this is BS, maybe a class action would get their attention.
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No-one should have to buy a gun from a major Arms company thinking it might work. I just bought the BG and now I'm reading all these problems and people buying a hundred dollar trigger to make it as nice as a LCP, RIDICULOUS. If S&W cant build this gun to work every time they ship one then quit making the thing. This is far as I'm concerned is pure BS and unactable. If I was the CEO heads would be rolling they'd fix it or be looking for work. If mine is a problem Ill make them fix it if I never carry it, it's the principle of the thing. GET IT FIXED OR QUIT MAKING IT.
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No-one should have to buy a gun from a major Arms company thinking it might work. I just bought the BG and now I'm reading all these problems and people buying a hundred dollar trigger to make it as nice as a LCP, RIDICULOUS. If S&W cant build this gun to work every time they ship one then quit making the thing. This is far as I'm concerned is pure BS and unacceptable. If I was the CEO heads would be rolling they'd fix it or be looking for work. If mine is a problem Ill make them fix it if I never carry it, it's the principle of the thing. GET IT FIXED OR QUIT MAKING IT.
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