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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
 
A W Peterson Gun Shop Inc.
(352) 383-4258
4255 W Old US Hwy
Mount Dora, FL
 
D And M Gun Sales, Trade, Repair
863993190
9615 S E Hwy 31
Arcadia, FL
 
Wagles Inc
863294842
1544 3Rd St Sw
Winter Haven, FL
 
Manatee Outdoor Sports Llc
(941) 748-3011
2231 14TH Street West
Bradenton, FL
 
Trade Winds Pawn & Gun
(850) 939-3303
6243 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL
 
W R Dilling Engravers
863699183
1629 Washington Blvd Ne
Lake Placid, FL
 
Top Gun Muffler
(850) 863-2613
69 Beal Parkway Southeast
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 
Tnt Firearms
863293907
13 Tera Lane Sw
Winter Haven, 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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