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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
 
Shield Uniforms & Supply Warehouse
407344800
956 B S Hoagland Blvd
Kissimmee, FL
 
Northwood Pawn and Gun
(561) 833-0924
505 Northwood Road
West Palm Beach, FL
 
Agri Tech Firearms
863559244
518 Bear Rd
Lake Placid, FL
 
Sunstate Gun & Knife Exchange
(941) 747-3808
3314 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL
 
Budget Pawn & Gun
(352) 728-2229
902 East North Boulevard
Leesburg, FL
 
Willies Gun Shop
8345 Park Byrd Rd
Lakeland, FL
 
Wauchula Pawn & Gun
(863) 773-0050
317 North 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL
 
Rhino Gun Cases Inc
(352) 528-6110
21890 Northeast Highway 27
Williston, 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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