As the name entails, the Bodyguard model of pistols is valued by bodyguards, agents or undercover police officers who need to carry a weapon clandestinely, and as a secondary weapon or a backup gun. Its compact frame, shrouded hammer and light weight make it easy to hide. Every Bodyguard model has a five round capacity.
The Model 38 is aluminum-framed, has a carbon steel cylinder with a five round capacity and barrel. Chambered in .38 Special.
The Model 49 is an all carbon steel-framed revolver chambered in .38 Special.
The Model 638 is aluminum-framed with stainless steel cylinder and barrel. Chambered in .38 Special.
The Model 649 is an all stainless-steel framed revolver. Chambered in .357 Magnum or .38 Special.
The Bodyguard 38, a conceptual relative of the Bodyguard 380, is the modern form of the Bodyguard line. Like its automatic bigger brother, the Bodyguard 38 is a double action-only pistol, chambered in the .38 special, and is only available with the Insight red-dot laser sight integrated in to the grip. Like most Bodyguard models, the Bodyguard 38 has a five round cylinder. There also exists a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 which is a semi-automatic pistol, which while designed to have similar characteristics in use (compact frame, limited capacity firing the .380 acp round) is mechanically unrelated to the other bodyguard models.
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