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Gun Cabinet
(706) 737-4630
2502 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA
 
Pinetucky Gun Club
(706) 592-4230
Camp Josey Road
Augusta, GA
 
Special Weapons And Designs
803221114
149 Sycamore St
North Augusta, SC
 
Thomy Gunz Llc
803480021
125 Belair Rd
Belvedere, SC
 
Mcbride Arms
706726136
141 Berrywood Ct
North Augusta, SC
 
Schmidt`s Gun Service & Repair
(706) 650-2800
3924 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA
 
Ed Sanders Gun Shop
(706) 798-5220
2031 Bloomingdale Street
Augusta, GA
 
Guns & Things Pawnbrokers
803279297
234 Edgefield Rd
North Augusta, SC
 
Yard Shop, The
803341932
522 Edgefield Rd
Belvedere, SC
 
Nxt Shot
803593928
950 Clearwater Rd
North Augusta, SC
 

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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