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Diablo Valley Gun Works
(925) 676-4117
69 Doray Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA
 
Antioch Armory
(925) 706-1442
712 W 2nd St # D.
Antioch, CA
 
Walker 47 Llc
(714) 871-8171
95 E Orangethorpe Ave
Anaheim, CA
 
White Knights Weapons & Security Systems Broker
559673349
6858 Hwy 145
Madera, CA
 
Jackson Arms Shooting Range & Gunshop
(650) 588-4209
710 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco, CA
 
Sierra Gun Smith Services
(925) 939-3646
3087 North Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA
 
Old West Gun Room Inc
(510) 525-5329
3509 Carlson Boulevard
El Cerrito, CA
 
Real Guns Inc
(408) 734-4084
568 East Weddell Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
 
Dans Custom Gun Sales
7773 Ave 384
Dinuba, CA
 
Lattimore, Dave
209379273
Yosemite Natl Pk 9004 Meadowview Ln
Groveland, CA
 

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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