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Hunters Choice Inc
501327182
1120 Jims Ln
Conway, AR
 
Exchange Center Gun & Pawn
(501) 329-5899
865 Walnut Street
Conway, AR
 
C & B Sales
501796324
48 Walker Rd
Conway, AR
 
Atr Inc
501581175
37 Griggers Ln
Conway, AR
 
Automatic Accuracy Llc
501231551
66 Palarm Creek Rd
Conway, AR
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter #5
501329002
1155 Hwy 65 North
Conway, AR
 
Ryan'S Gun Shop
501796651
5 Debbie Ln
Conway, AR
 
Saltillo Sporting Goods And Grocery
501329310
498 Saltillo Rd
Conway, AR
 
Macks Knife Shop & Bull Pen, Inc
5-A Gapview Rd
Conway, AR
 
G & R Rifles
501908814
3443 Richards Ct
Conway, AR
 

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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