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Garvin`s Gun Stock Shop Inc
(229) 888-7891
111 Archie Drive
Albany, GA
 
Star K Firearms
229809002
210 A Longdirt Rd
Leesburg, GA
 
Jerrys Sport Shop
912359324
4075 Vickers St
Ambrose, GA
 
Eagle Gun Range
(478) 757-4867
109 Woodfield Drive
Macon, GA
 
Reece'S
478272924
334 Central Dr
E Dublin, GA
 
Bob`s House of Guns
(229) 436-1482
929 Nelms Road
Albany, GA
 
Leesburg Pawnbrokers
229883937
101 Tabatha St
Leesburg, GA
 
Custom Audio
478237626
304 North Main St
Swainsboro, GA
 
Guns-R-Us
(912) 408-2006
200 Memorial Drive
Hinesville, GA
 
Double D Gun & Pawn
(706) 595-8408
646 Main Street
Thomson, GA
 

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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