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L & M Gun & Pawn Shop
(706) 820-0171
3284 Chattanooga Valley R
Flintstone, GA
 
Liberty Suppressors
706657794
113 Gunsmoke Trail
Trenton, GA
 
Guns of Yesteryear
(706) 673-2506
3936 Chattanooga Road
Tunnel Hill, GA
 
American Shooter
615417642
1909 Trade Branch Rd
Lynnville, TN
 
Orion Technology Llc
615794305
128 Holiday Court,Ste 112
Franklin, TN
 
Georgia Gun Trader Inc
(706) 935-3771
6975 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA
 
Canyon View Machine
150 Middleton Cr
Trenton, GA
 
Kens Guns & More
931359367
235 East Commerce
Lewisburg, TN
 
Moore Firearms
615347594
5257 Old Harding Rd
Franklin, TN
 
Mule Creek Farm Guns
280 Bledsoe Rd
Petersburg, TN
 

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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