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Territorial Gunsmiths
(952) 931-9451
733 6th Avenue South
Hopkins, MN
 
Gunstopreloading Supplies Inc.
(952) 474-0211
5667 Manitou Road
Excelsior, MN
 
B & R Guns
218631730
31526 Co Hwy 73
Wadena, MN
 
Magnum Research Inc
218568806
3457 Veterans St
Jenkins, MN
 
Remer Trading Post Inc
218566233
2 Park Avenue
Remer, MN
 
Ammocraft
(952) 933-3993
4314 Shady Oak Road Min
Hopkins, MN
 
Ballistic Products, Inc.
(763) 494-9237
20015 75th Ave N. Cor
Hamel, MN
 
Mark'S Gunsmithing
218682206
2198 County 5 Nw
Hackensack, MN
 
Wally'S Guns & Ammo
320749277
24304 Bison Rd
Cushing, MN
 
Merrifield Ordnance Depot
218765330
24245 Gunpowder Rd
Merrifield, MN
 

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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