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Morgan, Dale Fremond
(410) 992-4528
9592 Basket Ring Rd
Columbia, MD
 
Marshall & Associates
410418522
5111 Golden Leaf Ct
Ellicott City, MD
 
Mpri Ttg
10220 Old Columbia Rd Ste A
Columbia, MD
 
2 A Sales & Supplies
(240) 456-0060
8610 Washington Blvd #211-B
Jessup, MD
 
Ellicott Arms Inc
410465797
8390 Sunset Drive
Ellicott City, MD
 
Beamhit Llc
10220 Old Columbia Rd
Columbia, MD
 
Cobalt Research, Llc
410309608
7308 Silent Bird Ct
Columbia, MD
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
410872110
6221 Columbia Crossing Ci
Columbia, MD
 
Jessup Coin Jewelry & Pawn Inc
7836 Old Jessup Rd
Jessup, MD
 
Clay'S Fishing & Hunting Supplies
410750977
3740 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD
 

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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