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Smith & Wesson Model 990L Alpharetta GA

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Roswell Gun Specialty
(770) 751-1511
11240 Alpharetta Hwy
Roswell, GA
 
Tucker Gun LLC
(770) 493-9400
3996 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA
 
Bull`s Eye Indoor Range & Gun Shop
(770) 963-6556
221 West Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA
 
Bob`s House of Guns
(229) 436-1482
929 Nelms Road
Albany, GA
 
Roger`s Auto Guns
(706) 595-3565
2070 Warrenton Highway
Thomson, GA
 
David`s Gun Room
(770) 447-6021
5074 Buford Highway
Norcross, GA
 
Deercreek Gun Shop
(770) 425-5060
280 South Fairground Street Southeast
Marietta, GA
 
Forsyth Gun & Pawn Incorporated
(478) 994-6225
10 E Main St
Forsyth, GA
 
Bulldog Pawn And Gun
912526440
138 Se Broad St
Lyons, GA
 
Benny`s Gun Shop
(912) 384-6446
1978 Estlee Mercer Road
Douglas, 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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