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Silver Eagle Group
(703) 723-5173
44620 Guilford Road
Ashburn, VA
 
Rimfire Sports & Custom
703729544
20280 Rosedale Ct
Ashburn, VA
 
Silver Eagle Group Northern Virginia Llc
(703) 723-5173
44620 Guilford Drive Suite 100
Ashburn, VA
 
Potomac Range, Llc
42736 Mount Auburn Place
Ashburn, VA
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
724273328
21070 Dulles Town Circle
Dulles, VA
 
Mayersak, Joseph R
703729470
43546 Coal Bed Court
Ashburn, VA
 
Small Arms Group Holding, Inc
703450190
19980 Highland Vista Dr Suite # 190
Ashburn, VA
 
Heckler & Koch Defense, Inc
703450190
19980 Highland Vista Dr # 190
Ashburn, VA
 
Ctiss
703661622
44190 Mercure Circle
Dulles, VA
 
Kain, James William
703444496
46639 Winterset Ct
Sterling, VA
 

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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