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American Sportsman -Archery, Guns & Ammo
(440) 236-6464
27736 Royalton Road
Columbia Station, OH
 
B & S Shooting Supplies
(330) 483-7777
7326 West Law Road
Valley City, OH
 
Tom'S Gun Sales
419683327
1310 Thursh Rd
Crestline, OH
 
Rb'S Pawn Shop
740382800
285 West Center St
Marion, OH
 
Hilltop Pawnshop Inc
614274097
3109 West Broad St
Columbus, OH
 
B&Bshooting Supply Inc
(216) 789-4300
7326 w Law rd
Valley City, OH
 
Farquhar & Steinbaugh Hunting & Fishing Supply
740344620
116 Union Street
Newark, OH
 
J Cunard & Co
740345664
Rear 19 N Fourth St
Newark, OH
 
Dunn, William A
740984272
316 Third St
Beverly, OH
 
Guns Limited
740494422
3751 Boundary Rd
Prospect, OH
 

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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