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Custom Stockmaker
203748128
26 Briarwood Dr
Danbury, CT
 
Derjagerhof Gun Shop
(712) 325-0760
301 W. Pierce St STE 3
Council Bluffs, IA
 
Fox Repair
402244535
Mt Vernon St
Newport, NE
 
Arms And Ammo Sporting Goods / One Click Shooting
(866) 727-1401
1900 East Military Suite 280
Fremont, NE
 
Golden, Larry L
308534424
4803 East Golden Road
North Platte, NE
 
Canfield''S Sporting Goods, Inc.
(402) 393-3363
8457 West Center Road
Omaha, NE
 
Wichern'S Leathercraft & Gunsmithing
402335344
141 South 9Th Street
Tecumseh, NE
 
Brass Action
402721221
245 W County Rd T
Fremont, NE
 
Cb'S Firearms
308858481
105 E. Ellen Street
Oconto, NE
 
The Garage Sale
308872669
1043 North J
Broken Bow, NE
 

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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