Smith & Wesson Model 990L Conway AR

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Ryan'S Gun Shop
5 Debbie Ln
Conway, AR
Atr Inc
37 Griggers Ln
Conway, AR
Mauterstock, Jacob
251A Hwy 286 East
Conway, AR
#6 South Woodland Dr
Conway, AR
Exchange Center Gun & Pawn
(501) 329-5899
865 Walnut Street
Conway, AR
Macks Knife Shop & Bull Pen, Inc
5-A Gapview Rd
Conway, AR
Hunters Choice Inc
1120 Jims Ln
Conway, AR
Hwy 64 Used Cars & Pawn
572 Hwy 64 East
Conway, AR
Arkansas Game And Fish Commission Shooting Range
(501) 470-9904
574 Clinton Rd
Mayflower, AR
Pickle Gap Gun Works
53 Conwell Lane
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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