Smith & Wesson had a huge booth (as you would have expected) and so Phil had a few of us writers meet him there to help cover some of the new products (as big as it was, we probably could have dedicated a writer to camp there for the whole show).
In any case, the product that I was able to chat with the rep about was the new variant of the M&P Bodyguard .380 which has an integrated laser, and which was a pretty good idea I thought. We had previously put out a press release on it.
If you don’t know anything about the M&P Bodyguard here are some specs:
* Frame Size: Sub Compact
* Caliber: .380 Auto
* Action: Double Action Only (Hammer Fired)
* Capacity: 6+1 Rounds
* Barrel Length: 2.75” (7.0 cm)
* Front Sight: Stainless Steel Drift Adjustable
* Rear Sight: Stainless Steel Drift Adjustable
* Overall Length: 5.25” (13.3 cm)
* Grip: Polymer
* Weight: 12.3 oz. (348.7 g)
* Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
* Slide Material: Stainless Steel
* Frame Material: Polymer
* Finish: Matte Black
And a short promo video:
What is nice about this is that the laser only adds about $70 onto the price and the laser is truly integrated. On my PF-9 I added the Crimson Trace Laserguard and that set me back an additional $170 (and clamps onto the front of the trigger guard–though I do rather like the look).
I really wish they would come out with a Bodyguard in 9mm…