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Guns Unlimited
(812) 473-3199
2916 Covert Avenue
Evansville, IN
 
Bachert, Gregory D
812838460
1116 Tam O'Shanter Dr
Mount Vernon, IN
 
Luley, Scott M
260422644
1009 Edgewater Ave
Ft Wayne, IN
 
E&E Guns & Sport Goods
812547731
10Th St & Hwy 37
Tell City, IN
 
Harless, Audrey E Jr
765288051
2816 N Colbert Dr
Muncie, IN
 
Cosby Custom Gunsmith
(812) 925-6761
111 West Lincoln Avenue
Chandler, IN
 
Bill`s Gun Shop
(812) 753-5977
700 South Center Street
Fort Branch, IN
 
Slh Enterprises
260749943
1602 Knox Dr
New Haven, IN
 
Shooters
260749090
660 Lincoln Hwy West
New Haven, IN
 
Dillman, Robert W Jr
765459857
2214 Apperson Way N
Kokomo, IN
 

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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