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Red Barn Gun Shop
(941) 727-8312
5233 14th Street West
Bradenton, FL
 
Manatee Outdoor Sports Llc
(941) 748-3011
2231 14TH Street West
Bradenton, FL
 
Southern Oaks Gun & Pawn
(407) 851-6731
3101 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL
 
Skidmore''Ssports Supply
(352) 795-4033
999 East Hwy. 44
Crystal River, FL
 
Red Barn Gun Shop
(941) 727-8312
5233 14th Street West
Bradenton, FL
 
Sunstate Gun & Knife Exchange
(941) 747-3808
3314 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL
 
Dewing''S Fly And Gun Shop
(561) 655-4434
123 Datura Street
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Stewart Brothers Audio Video & Electronics
(863) 325-8881
3560 Cypress Gardens Rd
Winter Haven, FL
 
Ammo Attic
(321) 729-6288
1590 South Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL
 
Addison`s Gun Shop Inc
(407) 933-5779
4764 South Orange Blossom Trail
Kissimmee, FL
 

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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