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Old 01-18-2016, 08:53 PM   #1
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I'm looking at a 380 pocket pistol ccw and some friends recommended the bodyguard with a laser. Anyone got one? Or recommend a different pocket ccw? Thanks!
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Just bought a Kimber Solo in 9mm. Sweet sweet CCW. Trigger is smooth as silk.
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Forget the laser. Waste of money.
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Agree with Mirage. Red lasers are virtually worthless during daytime. Night time, of course, pretty nice. Green lasers during daytime are much better, but don't think the Bodyguard has that option. Could opt for the one sans laser though!

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Agree with Mirage. Red lasers are virtually worthless during daytime. Night time, of course, pretty nice. Green lasers during daytime are much better, but don't think the Bodyguard has that option.
I don't like them because they are a crutch. Learn to shoot your firearm of choice without crutches, they might not be there when you need them

A laser on a self-defense weapon is also counter productive in that in a self defense situation 1/100s of a second might make the difference in living or dying. That fraction of a second you spend trying to find and align that little red dot might be the last time you waste.

Lasers make great cat toys but that's about it except in very limited LE and military operations. Instead, for self defense take some training and learn point shooting/threat focused/quick kill shooting. Whatever you choose to call it. Learn it, with very little practice you will be considerably faster and more accurate than with a laser.
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I've got one, I can see the laser during the day. There is also a way to adjust the laser to make it more on target but I haven't done that yet. It has a pretty good kick to the gun, and it good for a cw carry
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I don't like them because they are a crutch. Learn to shoot your firearm of choice without crutches, they might not be there when you need them

A laser on a self-defense weapon is also counter productive in that in a self defense situation 1/100s of a second might make the difference in living or dying. That fraction of a second you spend trying to find and align that little red dot might be the last time you waste.

Lasers make great cat toys but that's about it except in very limited LE and military operations. Instead, for self defense take some training and learn point shooting/threat focused/quick kill shooting. Whatever you choose to call it. Learn it, with very little practice you will be considerably faster and more accurate than with a laser.
Exactly what he said
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:32 PM   #8
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Just picked one up for my girlfriend for Christmas. Sweet little gun. Gut one without laser. She hitting all she wants at ten yards at the range. Fits a small hand really well. I just saw tgd had the ruger lcp for 209.00 bucks. For a pocket pistol, you can't beat that price.
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I have a Ruger LC9. Biggest piece of crap on this planet. Please don't waste your money on it. I am an above average shooter and I can't get a group in 10 ft. Trigger sucks. It has a point after firing that makes you feel like it reset. Wrong............ You gotta let it let it go all the way to the front. Again. Don't waste your money.
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I'm looking at a 380 pocket pistol ccw and some friends recommended the bodyguard with a laser. Anyone got one? Or recommend a different pocket ccw? Thanks!
I bought one last week for my wife. It fits her hand well and the action was easy for her to load. She has small hands so she has a lot of trouble racking a round in the chamber. The Bodyguard is very easy for her.
The laser is a waste. If your using for CCW save the weight not to mention, you will never need the laser to hit something 20' or less.
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