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Dunham'S Sports #9146
248674499
2625 Scottsville Rd Greenwood Mall Space 624
Bowling Green, KY
 
Gale''S Distributors
(502) 842-6123
510 Morgantown Road
Bowling Green, KY
 
Rogers Gun & Knife
859854023
498 Dillehay St
Danville, KY
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
724273340
3645 Nicholasville Rd
Lexington, KY
 
Mercantile Gun Shop
859332784
4575 Webster Rd
Danville, KY
 
Roger''S Ammo & Reloading
(270) 842-6123
7541 Morgantown Road
Bowling Green, KY
 
Jays Gun Sales
859351408
265 Newtown Leesburg Rd
Cynthiana, KY
 
Dpm Shops
859278628
264 Big Run Rd
Lexington, KY
 
Mercer County Fish & Game Club Inct
Hwy 68 Wes
Harrodsburg, KY
 
Richmond Pawn & Jewelry
(859) 623-0960
707 Big Hill Ave
Richmond, KY
 

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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