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05-12-2010, 22:02
I'm trying to decide between an Ruger LCR & the Bodyguard for a BUG. If the integral laser system is quality on the Bodyguard, the MRSP on the Smith beats the Ruger with the CT lasergrips by a good margin ($625 to $792). I believe the street price of the lasered LCR is about $600.

Anybody know the street price of the Bodyguard &/or have an opinion of the gun?

05-12-2010, 23:06
I will rather have the Ruger LCR. WHY??????, Because,,,,,,,,,,,, I am a RUGER REVOLVER COLLECTOR. 17z

05-13-2010, 12:32
I vote Smith. :)

05-13-2010, 13:12
I'd take the Smith. I really like my model 49.

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05-13-2010, 14:40
I too would buy the J Frame S&W..
You gotta be carefull nowdays as the term " Bodyguard" can mean a plastic .380 & a polymer 38spl revolver in a S&W, Look at this- S&W 38spl Bodyguard & (http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_766382_-1_757893_757767_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y) S&W .380 Bodyguard (http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_765772_-1_757892_757752_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y) S&Ws answer to the Ruger LCP & LCR..

And a Model 38 S&W is an Airweight Bodyguard & the Model 49 is the full weight Bodyguard.. These are Metal revolvers..

I haven't handled the newer Polymer "Bodyguards" YET..

05-21-2010, 09:03
I vote S&W and skip the CT grips. I mean the regular model 38 or one of the variants, not the new Smith polymer revolver.