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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
 
Frenchburg Sporting Goods
606768696
174 Back Street
Frenchburg, KY
 
Sportsman'S Warehouse #163
859263700
War Admiral Retail Ctr 2200 War Admiral Way #140
Lexington, KY
 
Spencer'S Pawn Shop
606668953
3630 South Ky. 15
Campton, KY
 
Roger''S Ammo & Reloading
(270) 842-6123
7541 Morgantown Road
Bowling Green, KY
 
Whittaker Guns
(270) 229-0140
6976 W. Louisville Ln.
Owensboro, KY
 
Backyard Bait
606845966
53 West Railroad St
Flemingsburg, KY
 
Vinsons Sporting Goods
859498684
4966 Owingsville Rd
Owingsville, KY
 
Bacon Creek Gun Shop
(606) 528-4860
1205 Cumberland Falls Road
Corbin, 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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