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Model: M&P® BODYGUARD® 38 Integrated Crimson Trace® Laser MA Compliant
Caliber: 38 S&W SPECIAL +P
Capacity: 5
Barrel Length: 1.875″ / 4.8 cm
Overall Length: 6.6″
Front Sight: Black Ramp
Rear Sight: Integral
Action: Double Action Only
Category: Product ID: 2490



Chambered in .38 S&W Special +P, the M&P BODYGUARD BG38 continues Smith & Wesson’s broad line of reliable, small-frame self-defense revolvers. The M&P BODYGUARD BG38 delivers the optimal combination of accuracy and simplicity for personal protection needs. With its lightweight design, the M&P BODYGUARD BG38 allows for discreet carry and its hammerless design provides a snag-free presentation. The five-shot revolver features a short 1.875-inch barrel, which contributes to a compact overall length of 6.6 inches and an empty weight of 14.2 ounces.  Lightweight and simple to use – nothing protects like a BODYGUARD.

• Crimson Trace® Integrated Red Laser
• MA Compliant, 10 lb. Trigger Pull
• Pinned Front Sight
• Stainless Steel Barrel
• One-Piece Aluminum Alloy Upper Frame
• Ambidextrous Cylinder Release
• Stainless Steel Cylinder (PVD Coated)
• Ergonomic One-Piece Polymer Grip
• Smooth Trigger Pull
• Adjust Laser Without Any Disassembly of Firearm

Availability subject to applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.


  1. Jason B.

    I have had pistols for a few years, but I never did much with them until recently. I bought a M&p® Bodyguard® 38 Integrated Crimson Trace® Laser Ma Compliant on this site to practice range shooting on the cheap as 22lr ammo is about four cents per shot. While I enjoy my 9mm pistols, I have the most fun with my 22 because of the low recoil and ability to get some tight groups at 25 yards. I would highly recommend this pistol for anyone who is new to shooting and wants to eventually work his or her way up the calibers after learning the basics on this awesome pistol

  2. Billy Bob from Branson

    Great product. Great price. Friendly customer service. But the shipment was delayed over a week due to the fact that Smithwessonbroker did not have the current FFL paperwork for their listed “Smithwessonbroker Featured Dealer” that I chose. This was cleared up after several phone calls and emails. I settled on a different FFL for a few more bucks just to get the order sent. Unnecessary headache. This was my first experience with Smithwessonbroker. I’ll probably buy from them again, but next time I’ll be ready for the shenanigans.

  3. x

    Got the pistol Saturday clean and lubed it and hit the range Sunday. Fired 100 rounds stopped counting the fte at 30. Tried four different brands of ammo same problem with all of them. Pretty disappointed that smithwessonbroker would ship a pistol in this condition.


    I ordered two of these from this guys(, his-and-hers. After a few thousand rounds, one of them developed the problem described by Mr X from Atlanta. It wouldn’t eject fired cases after extracting them from the chamber. The cases would lodge between the guide rod and the receiver wall. It went back to S&W. Quick turnaround from them. It has run flawlessly since. Please note that we are very abusive to these poor pistols! We have thirty, 10-rd magazines. We load them all and then shoot steel targets as fast as we can pull the trigger, 150rds at a time, per pistol. Then we do it again, and again, and again. These poor pistols get VERY hot, but they run perfectly. We replace the recoil spring in each pistol every eight thousand rounds. This is very good service life for a spring that’s subjected to this much heat. We like this pistol so much that we bought a third! I’ve set it up as a hunting pistol with a SIG red dot dot, a TANDEMKROSS Halo ring and a VOLQUARTSEN barrel. The aftermarket support for this gun is huge! Note re: the thumb safety issue that is mentioned by another Brownells reviewer. One of my buddies does experience this problem, but it’s caused by his very exaggerated, thumbs-up shooting style. No one else, including 8-yr-old kids, has had this issue. Also, the day-glo sights are VERY effective! They are very eye-catching and very fast to recover from shot-to-shot. They are the perfect set-up for shooting a steel duelling tree! To summarize, BUY IT!

  5. mottod

    I have had my M&p® Bodyguard® 38 Integrated Crimson Trace® Laser Ma Compliant for 6 mo. now and I have 2 issues with it. The disassembly screw will come lose after 1- 2 hundred rounds. Also if I use Remington Thunderbolt ammo the gun barrel gets so much lead in it that I have trouble pushing a cleaning rod down the barrel. I use the same ammo in my Browning Buckmark with no problem.

  6. Trakehn

    A great pistol, nothing snags and it’s pretty accurate…the downside…heavy trigger. In a single/double action you can at least draw back the hammer manually…this pistol…always double action. It’s pretty accurate for a short barreled S&W. Definitely worth the money.

  7. Albaer

    I use my M&P® BODYGUARD® 38 as a carry gun usually kept in my car. The size is perfect and it’s design avoids it’s hanging up on anything. The short barrel makes it less accurate than a long barrel but it is not intended for long range firing. I have had this gun since 1993 and have no regrets.

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