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B&Sshooting Supply
(330) 923-9401
2301 Providence Blvd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 
B & Sshooting Supply
(330) 686-1248
2055 Maplewood
Stow, OH
 
Urbandale Inc.
(216) 298-3200
3728 St. Nicholas Dr.
Richfield, OH
 
Stonewall Ltd. Semi-Arms Inc.
(440) 526-0029
100 Ken-Mar Industrial Pkwy
Broadview Heights, OH
 
Beck'S Gun Shop
419562968
947 Reid Street
Bucyrus, OH
 
The Deerhunter, Inc.
(330) 848-1944
3017 Barber Ro
Barberton, OH
 
Roliff Arms
330678571
1220 Route 18
Brimfield, OH
 
Kame''Ssports Center
(330) 499-4558
8516 Cleveland Ave. North North
Canton, OH
 
Whims, Michael Todd
330927940
13879 Shorle Rd Tr 41
Sterling, OH
 
B&Sshooting Supply
(330) 923-9401
2301 Providence Blvd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 

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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