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Majestic Arms Ltd
718356676
101 A Ellis St
Staten Island, NY
 
Rosebank Sports
500 Tompkins Ave
Staten Island, NY
 
Hudson Associates
609877406
65 Hewlet Lane
Willingboro, NJ
 
Jeandron, William Jay
732264198
65 Broad Street
Keyport, NJ
 
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(732) 270-1030
777 Fischer Blvd
Toms River, NJ
 
Santora, Harry James
718727871
851 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY
 
Sourland Sportsmens Shop
609466105
61 E Broad St
Hopewell, NJ
 
Picatinny Rod & Gun Club
973724448
Bldg 337 Picatinny Arsenal
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
 
Armament Gunsmithing Co Inc
908686096
525 Rt 22
Hillside, NJ
 
Y O J Sports & Embroidery
(973) 786-7382
196 Main St
Andover, NJ
 

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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