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Appleton Scheels
920830297
Fox River Mall 4301 W Wisconsin Ave
Appleton, WI
 
Appleton Scheels
(920) 830-2977
4301 W Wisconsin Ave
Appleton, WI
 
Sasquatch Trading Co
215 E Mckinley St
Appleton, WI
 
Zieglers
920731756
2000 Old Casaloma
Appleton, WI
 
Jw Gun Repair Llc
920585089
1712 E Memory Ln
Appleton, WI
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
920954926
4350 W Greenville Rd
Appleton, WI
 
Wal-Mart Store #2958
920996057
3701 E Calumet St
Appleton, WI
 
Schultz, David Allen
920757512
4445 W Edgewood Dr
Appleton, WI
 
Edgewood Arms Gun Repair
920757674
4465 W Edgewood Dr
Appleton, WI
 
Shepardson Sales
920954117
4003 E Glory Ln
Appleton, WI
 

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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