I got it for home defense and target shooting.
Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 Semi-Auto Pistol with FDE Frame
You're not going to be doing a lot of either with that. It's a pocket pistol made for deep concealed carry and it's not the least bit comfortable to shoot.
Yes, try it out at the range with some quality hollow points to familiarize yourself with it and make sure it works, then keep it handy if you find it necessary to carry. Beyond that, you could have done better for a home defense gun and certainly better for a range toy.
Sorry, not trying to be a wet blanket, but...