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 Anyone make a trigger kit for the Bodyguard?
cml2501  [Member]
3/11/2013 3:55:06 PM

I (unfortunately) own the Bodyguard 38 (revolver) and the 380 (pistol).
I’m looking for a smoother lighter trigger; in order to make these guns not suck. Anyone make one?

Stiles1410  [Member]
3/11/2013 4:00:45 PM
Trade the gun?
cml2501  [Member]
3/11/2013 4:06:06 PM
Originally Posted By Stiles1410:
Trade the gun?


We'll the local gun stores will rip me off and I wouldn't sell these to a friend until "fixed" with a new trigger.

Then again; they might be really decent CCW guns if they did have a good trigger so I might keep 'em then.
Nakanokalronin  [Member]
3/11/2013 5:03:03 PM
Galloway Precision is supposed to be coming out with a BG380 trigger kit eventually as well as some mystery company from a post on an M&P forum posted Jan. of this year. No idea on the BG38, but my BG380 is quite smooth as-is IMO.

Look at the "coming soon" at the top: Galloway Precision

Link to thread about mystery company: http://mp-pistol.com/mp-talk/33735-new-trigger-kit-bodyguard-380-a.html
cml2501  [Member]
3/11/2013 5:15:55 PM
Hey; thanks for the links!

Nakanokalronin  [Member]
3/12/2013 1:28:03 AM
That video wasn't there when I posted the link which was posted just yesterday, so they must be close to selling them soon.
checkmyswag  [Member]
3/12/2013 1:47:39 PM
Shoot it more. It will get better.
BobCole  [Team Member]
3/12/2013 9:28:28 PM
Wolff Gunsprings offers spring kits for virtually all of the S&W J-frames. Another option is to send it to a PROPER gunsmith for some tweaking. You'd spend about $100 there, IMO.

Nothing current on the .380acp trigger, AFAIK.
cml2501  [Member]
3/13/2013 12:20:03 PM
I shot this yesterday with my Bodyguard. Only 25 feet but not a bad group at all.
The problem is the vast amount of trigger control this takes; I dont think I could do it quickly under stress.

I actually think the Bodyguard would be a damn good gun if it's trigger didnt suck so much.

FP2000H  [Life Member]
3/14/2013 4:31:24 PM
Originally Posted By cml2501:
I shot this yesterday with my Bodyguard. Only 25 feet but not a bad group at all.
The problem is the vast amount of trigger control this takes; I dont think I could do it quickly under stress.

I actually think the Bodyguard would be a damn good gun if it's trigger didnt suck so much.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/103646154/IMG_4651.JPG


Nice. It is an accurate little sumbitch. I don't mind the trigger so much. I make time to dry fire it. The biggest thing I have noticed is applying too much pressure and overcoming the trigger's resistance to quickly. I have found this contributes the most to disrupting the sight picture. It is easy to see when dry firing with the laser.

A steady, constant pull produces the best results. I don't carry with the safety on so the heavier pull is appreciated.
New4John  [Member]
3/14/2013 5:07:30 PM
Originally Posted By BobCole:
Wolff Gunsprings offers spring kits for virtually all of the S&W J-frames. Another option is to send it to a PROPER gunsmith for some tweaking. You'd spend about $100 there, IMO.

Nothing current on the .380acp trigger, AFAIK.


I don't think regular J frame kits/parts are compatible. I'm sure I'll be corrected if wrong.
cml2501  [Member]
3/15/2013 8:39:03 PM
Ya know I agree that the heavy trigger pull is a plus for pocket carry.

Personally, I think a lighter, smoother, M&P-type trigger then use the manual safety would be better.
Although that safety switch would need an upgrade too if I was to use it.