S&W bodyguard .380 issue

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S&W bodyguard .380 issue

Postby Alex223FL » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:40 pm

I've fired maybe 100-150 rounds or so through my bodyguard and it was working great, but the other day at the range while using the Winchester ammo, it misfired (dented the primer) like every 4-5th round.

Never had this before, and swore I've used the same Winchester range ammo.

It's always cleaned after use (basic cleaning) so just not sure if low grain target ammo was issue or what.

Anyone had similar issues?

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Re: S&W bodyguard .380 issue

Postby Jonathanw » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:06 pm

Don't have a bodyguard but light primer strikes could be from dirty/broken firing pin or weak spring,

Have you taken the firing pin out?

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Re: S&W bodyguard .380 issue

Postby RalphS » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:54 pm

Light primer strikes is a very well known issue with the 380 Bodyguard. Google it and you will find lots of info.

Let us know if you get it resolved.

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Re: S&W bodyguard .380 issue

Postby Alex223FL » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:57 pm

No, I haven't taken the firing pin out. Probably should watch a youtube video or something and try that.

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Re: S&W bodyguard .380 issue

Postby cougar_guy04 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:19 pm

RalphS wrote:Light primer strikes is a very well known issue with the 380 Bodyguard. Google it and you will find lots of info.

Let us know if you get it resolved.

This has been my (limited) experience as well.
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Re: S&W bodyguard .380 issue

Postby jim640 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:10 pm

Known issue for a long time. I have a non laser version, installed this:

https://gallowayprecision.com/smith-and ... guard-380/

Easy install. No more light strikes.
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