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Old 04-22-2012, 08:13 AM
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Default Bodyguard .380 firing pin question

Taking a shot in the dark (ha) here, I read quite a few complaints about the firing pins breaking in the BG .380. I really like the pistol but the thought of a failure makes me wonder if mine will the day I ever "need" it. (hope that day never comes, but...)

So my question, is there anyone here that can direct me to someone who can make a good quality replacement that is far less prone to failure?

Or, can someone get me an extra pin and I'll talk to a machine shop about building some. In that case I'd need some info on material and heat treating as I have access to both of those.

The BG .380 would be in my opinion the perfect carry gun if this potential problem had never existed. I don't hear people complain about their LCPs or Kahrs having this issue. All the info I can get on this will help.
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One more bump looking for input or info.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:31 PM
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("Input") Ed, something like this for your own use might be considered (only your own hide at risk), but if you are planning on selling them, I don't think you could ever come close to making enough money to pay for the lawyers and insurance you would need. Doesn't sound like a real attractive project. If you don't trust S&W's expertise, maybe it's better to just buy another gun that you think is more reliable... ?
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Looks like this is a continuing problem with the BG I got mine a week ago and after less than 100 rounds while I was cleaning it the firing pin broke off at the last 1/3 at the rear!
What gives they know its a problem for years and no fix yet! My serial #EBR3### so I am at the high end! And still the problem!
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Don't know but S&W will fix it.
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Maybe someone will come out with a replacement aftermarket firing pin that will fix the breakage and failure to fire problems. The Bodyguard 380 is such a nice feeling gun to have internal problems.
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I had a Ruger LCP and an LC9 before I traded them on a S&W M&P compact 9. One thing I will say for Ruger is that you can go to their website and get a parts breakdown on their pistols at any time and the parts are available from that point. From what I can see you have to purchase a parts CD from S&W? How easy it to find and purchase parts?
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i have put 500 rounds through my BG and no failures, no feed problems.
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