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Aigr, Inc
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1309 Ben Richie Dr
Abilene, TX
 
Carter, William Otto Iii
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10038 Pr 2224
Abilene, TX
 
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242 Butternut
Abilene, TX
 
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325675032
1441 Butternut
Abilene, TX
 
Gymnastics Sport Center
1241 Ben Richey Dr
Abilene, TX
 
Schultzs Shooters
325672857
1289 Kingsbury Rd
Abilene, TX
 
Scotty 2K Inc
325437103
1934 A/B Insustrial Blve
Abilene, TX
 
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325672535
1919 S 1St
Abilene, TX
 
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Abilene, TX
 
Abilene Indoor Gun Range
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1309 Ben Richie Dr
Abilene, TX
 

Smith & Wesson 99OL

The latest offspring from the S&W-Walther alliance is a flawless performer, but it begs the question, "Just what is a DAO?"

The Smith & Wesson Model 990L is the latest variation of the Model SW99. Changes include a unique trigger mechanism and the elimination of the somewhat controversial decocker button on the top of the slide. Despite appearances to the contrary, the 990L isn't just another polymer-framed semiauto, and working with it led to an exercise in defining the characteristics and key elements of a modern double-action-only (DAO) pistol.

The Smith & Wesson Model 990L is a solid design and from indications experienced during our testing is an accurate and reliable semiauto pistol that will serve both law enforcement and civilian markets quite well.

Is it time for a new and different classification for such semiautos? For years we have classified semiautomatic pistols with terms originally used for revolvers. Single-action revolvers are simple machines to operate and understand. The shooter is required to cock the hammer prior to pulling the trigger and releasing the hammer, which is powered by the energy stored in the mainspring. That is pretty straightforward.

The traditional double-action revolver has always offered the option of single-action shooting by means of manually cocking the hammer before the trigger is pulled to fire a single round. Double-action shooting was originally called "trigger cocking" by the B...

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