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Elam Gunsmithing
501329947
50 Ranchette Rd
Conway, AR
 
G & R Rifles
501908814
3443 Richards Ct
Conway, AR
 
C & T Pawn
501327974
2090 E Oak
Conway, AR
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter #2575
501328957
3900 Dave Ward Dr
Conway, AR
 
Arkansas Game And Fish Commission Shooting Range
(501) 470-9904
574 Clinton Rd
Mayflower, AR
 
Country Gentlemen Barber Shop
501329954
1006 Front St.
Conway, AR
 
Automatic Accuracy Llc
501231551
66 Palarm Creek Rd
Conway, AR
 
Macks Knife Shop & Bull Pen, Inc
5-A Gapview Rd
Conway, AR
 
Saltillo Sporting Goods And Grocery
501329310
498 Saltillo Rd
Conway, AR
 
Hunters Choice Inc
501327182
1120 Jims Ln
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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