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Garvin`s Gun Stock Shop Inc
(229) 888-7891
111 Archie Drive
Albany, GA
 
Leesburg Pawnbrokers
229883937
101 Tabatha St
Leesburg, GA
 
Bob`s House of Guns
(229) 436-1482
929 Nelms Road
Albany, GA
 
Wilcox Hardware
229868635
1100 Oak St
Mcrae, GA
 
Tompsons Minit Mart
478237874
905 West Main St
Swainsboro, GA
 
Bob`s House of Guns
(229) 436-1482
929 Nelms Road
Albany, GA
 
Star K Firearms
229809002
210 A Longdirt Rd
Leesburg, GA
 
Roger`s Auto Guns
(706) 595-3565
2070 Warrenton Highway
Thomson, GA
 
Stephen'S Archery
478934968
206 Rebie Rd
Cochran, GA
 
Ed Sanders Gun Shop
(706) 798-5220
2031 Bloomingdale Street
Augusta, 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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