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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
 
Greenwood, Mark W
559268783
2558 E Olive Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Action Guns and Ammo Sales
(916) 631-9002
2301 Vehicle Drive Suite E
Rancho Cordova, CA
 
Discount Gun Supply
(559) 264-3884
520 West Olive Avenue
Fresno, 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
 
Son of A Gun Shop
(760) 248-2596
32742 Old Womn Springs Road
Lucerne Valley, CA
 
Allen White
559638787
10821 S Pederson Ave
Reedley, CA
 
Ace Hardware
559686471
243 South K St
Tulare, 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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