Supercentenarian Smith & Wesson, a proud supporter of the US Olympic Shooting Team, is in the process of posting new Bodyguard 38 and Bodyguard 380 special first edition “firearm sets”, featuring both of these majestically crafted personal defense weapons. Decidedly a collectors’ items, if you buy one of the 2000 sets slated to ship, you’ll get a Bodyguard pistol and revolver. Both come in a very “gentleman’s parlor room” glass topped, velvet-lined wooden display box. It also comes with a commemorative coin (maybe for duels or something). Both handguns are numbered, laser engraved with the phrase “First Edition” on the slide and above the trigger guard on the revolver, and the words “Smith & Wesson BODYGUARD First Edition, One of 2,000” appear on the display-top.
President of Firearms Business for Smith & Wesson, James Debney had this to say of the sets:
“Since their introduction, the Bodyguards have provided consumers with a new standard when selecting a firearm for either personal protection or concealed carry applications. By offering enhanced features, quality components and an ergonomic design, consumers can now select the best option to match their personal protection needs. With the availability of the Bodyguard First Edition sets, shooters everywhere can enjoy the ultimate self defense package while at the same time owning a piece of Smith & Wesson’s newest legacy.”
And if you’re really interested, stop in and bid on Bodyguard First Edition set numero uno live via Gunbroker.com. Smith & Wesson will donate all the proceeds from the auction to support the USA Shooting Team as they train for the 2012 London Olympics. Visit Smith & Wesson for more details.