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Woods, Joshua Dale
541408351
19063 Riverwoods Dr
Bend, OR
 
Chappel, Derek John
541410176
19518 Riverwoods Dr
Bend, OR
 
Past Tenths Sports Inc
541385094
61137 Rough Rider Lane
Bend, OR
 
Green, Michael R
541383221
61754 Wickiup Rd
Bend, OR
 
Pacific Small Arms
19725 Jade Ct
Bend, OR
 
Keith Kearcher Llc
541617929
60232 Ridgeview Dr E
Bend, OR
 
Damm, Michael L
541382863
61726 Somerset Dr
Bend, OR
 
Jj Guns & Ammo
541388790
61181 Ridgewater Loop
Bend, OR
 
Tamminga, Ronald L
22570 Rickard Rd
Bend, OR
 
Elf Enterprises
541390413
19032 Shoshone Rd
Bend, OR
 

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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