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Default New Bodyguard 380 price?

Would you gentlemen who are lucky enough to have the new Bodyguard 380 mind sharing the Local Gun Store asking price for this new pistol? Not the suggested Retail but what your local Gun Store is willing to actually sell them for? Thinking about going to one if I'm able to swing it. This could be very interesting if all parts of the country will respond. Thanks.
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Sam check out Express Police Supply. (www.ombexpress.com) I have not dealt with them but get a lot ads from them.They advrtise alot of smith wessons.
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I paid $425 for mine.
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$470 at one shop, $550 at another...plus tax on both of course.
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Priced at $429 at Academy store in Houston,when they have them ..
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$499 at a large local store in east central Alabama.
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Phoenix area $450 at Lone Wolf Firearms
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$425.00 in one shop in southern WV, but I heard he's sold a few for $400.00. In the same town another guy wants $499.00.
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$439 plus tax in Plainfield Indiana.
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Default Bodyguard 380 pricing

As you guys & "gals" (an unintentional exclusion in the original posted question) can see from the very unscientific simple question, the price is variable. Roger, your link produced the lower asking price of the lot and thanks for that link. I really want to be prepared when looking for another cc sidearm and have not seen enough of them in this area to have a good feel for price dickering with any of the potential sellers. This also shows that some of the dealers selling them are marking them up more than others likely because they are not able to purchase in as much quantity for better pricing from the factory. The average from your replies is $415.00/Bodyguard with the higher being $550.00 and the lower being $389.99 for non law enforcement use. Are all of you proud owners that will recommend this as a cc gun or does the factory still have some kinks to iron out? "Thanks" to you all for your help.
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I would say both. Although I didn't even manage to shoot the gun with anything other than snap caps before it broke, I still would recommend it. It's much, much nicer than the Ruger LCP (a pistol that is in the same general class of "pocket 380s"). On the other hand, I think it's pretty clear that there are some kinks to work out. If I had it to do over again, I would have waited a year or so to purchase one.
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As you guys & "gals" (an unintentional exclusion in the original posted question) can see from the very unscientific simple question, the price is variable. Roger, your link produced the lower asking price of the lot and thanks for that link. I really want to be prepared when looking for another cc sidearm and have not seen enough of them in this area to have a good feel for price dickering with any of the potential sellers. This also shows that some of the dealers selling them are marking them up more than others likely because they are not able to purchase in as much quantity for better pricing from the factory. The average from your replies is $415.00/Bodyguard with the higher being $550.00 and the lower being $389.99 for non law enforcement use. Are all of you proud owners that will recommend this as a cc gun or does the factory still have some kinks to iron out? "Thanks" to you all for your help.
The $389.99 from OMBExpress.com will add shipping, $20 +/-. And you have to add the cost of someone with an FFL, if they charge, like mine does.

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Default Copnomore, you are entirely correct!

But if I could walk into their store and lay down the cash(Hypothetical,of course) that would be the asking price and is what I was seeking with the original question. The link from S&W Oldtimer may have been something he could accomplish in his home state, I'm not familiar with that company but the information was used as if he could do a walk in purchase for that price. I do appreciate your pointing this out and although I was not intending to petition them for a gun, you are right, those charges would certainly have be added to the cost. What about your resources there in the "Sunshine" state? Have you had any interest and found any deals for the Bodyguard 380? Thanks
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Smitholdtimer, I only checked one place and they didn't have a bg .380 in stock. I ordered on the spur of the moment since the Chief (wife) agreed to it for a birthday present. That cut down on the whining and sniveling I would have had to do for a non-gift purchase. With the stockmarket the way it is, we have pulled in the expenses until this market irons it self out. Right now, I'm on a fixed income. Early retirement. I'm working on an Andriod phone next.
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Default Thanks Copnomore

If your BG380 has arrived can you give a range report? I'm somewhat disappointed by what I am reading with regard to the reliability of this new S&W offering. Certainly am disappointed to hear of all the things going wrong with something I would depend on for self defense. Sure hope your new Bodyguard 380 performs as designed and trouble free.
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Once I receive it I'll be heading to the range. I am a bit concerned also about the problems. I have owned many S&Ws revolvers and a couple of semi-autos, since 1975, and never had a misfire or a problem with a single one.
I did a phone check at Shoot Straight range here in Tampa and they were sold out. They had received a partial order of 15 with 35 back ordered. They were getting $525.00 for their special sale price. I asked about the LEO price and it was the same.....
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I was planning on buying a Ruger LCP .380 until I read the reviews on the Bodyguard .380. Then I started pricing it online and found varying prices anywhere from $450 on up to $550 including Gunbroker. I wanted to avoid ordering it online to avoid the FFL fees involved. I went into my local Academy this AM to buy some ammo on sale and lo and behold there was the Bodyguard .380 for $423-it had just come in this AM and the only one they had-needless to say I bought it. Will be taking it out to the range later this week. The only bad part of the deal is that it only comes with 1 mag and additional mags won't become available (according to S&W) until the end of September. You would think a gun manufacturer like S&W would have produced a large number of additional mags for sale-I guess not!!!
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Around $450 in Pittsburgh, PA.

I think mine was $445 or something like that.
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I'm on the waiting list for one of these at my local Bass Pro Shop. They want $500, which honestly seems a bit on the high side.

I'm torn... I really want a Kel Tec P32 for a BUG.

For what they are asking I could spend a bit more and get a 340.
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$430 in CT for mine a couple weeks ago!
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Price this weekend at Tanner's in Buck County, PA is $429.

Sold 5 in 1.5 days
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I paid $390.00 for mine with an LE discount and it has replaced both my LCP and Kahr P380 as my favorite pocket pistol. With 3 range sessions and over 600 rounds now it has been 100% flawless and just a great little pistol that I highly recommend.
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Bought mine last week at Academy for $429 in East TN. Pricing at Sportsman Warehouse was $489 and $519 at a smaller gun store.
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I was looking at one for my girlfriend last week and they were asking $550 for it. From just checking it out at the counter it seemed like a nice gun but a bit pricey, especially when I learned of the problems people have been having with theirs.
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I was on two wait lists and they both bore fruit at the same time so I took both. Both in the $475 range in the Tampa Bay area.

I have since tried to divest of one and hit a stone wall. Seems many have googled, You tubed or what ever and said "with all those problems" NO THANKS !
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I was on two wait lists and they both bore fruit at the same time so I took both. Both in the $475 range in the Tampa Bay area.

I have since tried to divest of one and hit a stone wall. Seems many have googled, You tubed or what ever and said "with all those problems" NO THANKS !
Check your private message, I might be interested.
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I purchased mine at Academy last week for $429. This week they are $479. Quite a jump in price.
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$499 here in Central FL.
Wish I could find those for $429 or less deals
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Paid $389.00 at the Bargin Barn in Jasper, Ga. mid August
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This has done two things, proved that the price is different depending upon where you shop and that there may be a few bugs that need clearing before purchase although one has proven to be reliable during 600 rounds. This has been very interesting and I thank you all for your participation. This never was scientific, just curiosity.
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My LGS just shot up to $519!
Waiting on the next Gun Show to see if prices are better.
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Here's a site that might be informative: Searching for S&W 380 Bodyguard
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In AZ
$450 at the one i got it from
$499 at the one I held it at and picked that will be my next handgun
$524 at the range I shoot at.
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I found one today at my local Ganger Mountain near Cleveland...said it was just in... wanted $524
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Supply and Demand has them making up prices...
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Paid $420 for mine almost a month ago at a gun shop in RI. I had to order mine from this particular gun shop but when I wanted to see one in person I went to another gun shop which I knew would have one in stock and they wanted $520 for it. A hundred dollar difference between 2 shops that are 10 minutes of each other. It was worth the couple days to wait for it, i'll say.
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Bass Pro Shop in Miami has them for $499. So far its the best I've seen and on stock.
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A shop in Woburn Mass has them for $369
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Just bought one for $379 in Tampa. It was an EAF series.
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I paid 379.99 from Gander Mountain watertown NY
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