Engraved M&P Bodyguard 380 Pistols


Through a partnership with United Sporting Companies, Smith & Wesson is now selling machine engraved M&P Bodyguard 380 pistols. These new subcompact handguns are laser-less versions of the existing Bodyguard 380 pistols, but have a matte silver finish and engraving on the slide.

According to Smith & Wesson, the slides are custom machine engraved using a diamond-tipped tool. This tool allows the Smith & Wesson Custom Engraving Shop to produce intricate scrollwork with precision checkering and symmetrical filigree.

BG 380 slide

Like the standard pistols, these handguns are chambered in .380 ACP and hold 6+1 rounds. The guns weigh in at 12.3 ounces unloaded.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • Random FFL

    S&W Bodyguards = dead inventory. Engraved S&W Bodyguards = expensive dead inventory.

    No thanks.

  • me

    I think the .380 craze died a while back and S&W is sitting on 50,000 bodyguards scratching their heads.

  • Kjk

    Who da F would want one if these?!

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    “Custom” machine engraving?

  • Patrick Karmel Shamsuddoha

    I would like to have that in a shield, why not have a beautiful gun as my EDC!

    • USMC03Vet

      +1 for pretty carry guns.

  • imachinegunstuff

    I would have been happy with just a stainless variant

  • M.M.D.C.

    I apologize (again) for being a snob, but this is not “custom engraving,” as Smith & Wesson claims unless you can order different patterns – maybe. As a craftsman this sort of blurring of distinctions between hand crafted and machine made stuff gets my back up.

    This is what custom engraving looks like:

    • me

      That’s badass

    • sam

      Oh my heavens, I need a revolver like that, but with Roman numerals… and with “IIII” for the four like on clock faces.

      Also, yeah “custom”

      • Shawn Primus

        It’s IV, not IIII.

        • Blake

          I don’t think he would have specified that he wanted the four to be inscribed as “IIII” if he didn’t know that wasn’t the normal way of doing it.

    • Bill

      Yeah, what he said. If it wasn’t done by an old guy with a magnifier tapping out stuff with a little hammer, it’s just fancy machining.

      And what’s the point, or market? A high-quality but low end plastic pocket pistol, engraved? That’s sorta like the guys who buy old police cars and put 20 inch chrome rims on them.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    The chandelier in an outhouse analogy comes to mind here.

  • john4637

    John, beautiful firearm! Love the cylinder numbering with these trying days on the border!

  • Griz

    Ok, I love my BG.380, but it is in my pocket! WTF? Why would you do anything fancy to something you hide? Like someone else said, Smith must be sitting on top of a mountain of inventory and just has to do something to move some of it.

  • Justin Officer

    Slapping lipstick on a pig