I got a new bodyguard 380 a couple weeks ago and have run into a problem. The slide won't lock back on the last shot. I have tried blazer, american eagle, and federal hydra shocks, none of them will reliable lock the slide back.
It got progressively worse from when it was first shot. At first it wouldn't lock back for my girlfriend, I just thought she wasn't holding the gun right. It would lock back for me, but as soon as the magazine was dropped the slide would slam forward (the slide catch was not fully engaged). Now, it won't lock back at all when empty.
I can press the slide catch up with my thumb and it will stay back, but if I pull the slide back with an empty magazine, it won't lock! The catch is pushed up slightly, but not enough for engage the slide.
It looks like the magazine spring isn't strong enough to work the slide stop, but I have tried it with 3 magazines, same result with all 3.
The date on the test case from the factory is June 2013.