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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
 
Atlanticgun & Tackle
(216) 475-5240
5425 Northfield Road Bedford
Bedford, OH
 
Aimhi Inc. Dba New Albany Shooting Range Inc.
10299 Johnstown Rd
New Albany, OH
 
Sasw Sports
614901002
6736 Sunningdale Dr
Westerville, OH
 
B&Bshooting Supply Inc
(216) 789-4300
7326 w Law rd
Valley City, OH
 
Harris, C F
937484113
521 Julia St H27
Urbana, OH
 
Bigtuck Gunsmith
419864972
3823 C R 25
Cardington, OH
 
Interactive Archery
(330) 339-9563
161 N. Broadway
New Philadelphia, OH
 
Gunworks
740361176
1920 Bumford Rd
Marion, 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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