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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
 
Lees Bait & Tackle
812376708
152 Oak St
Columbus, IN
 
Marshall'S Armory Ltd
765453476
2207 Versailles Dr
Kokomo, IN
 
Elwood Conservation Club
(765) 552-3058
9420 North 1000 West
Elwood, 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
 
Rons Boom & Bang Gun Shop
260748486
444 Lincoln Hwy W
New Haven, IN
 
Cew Sports
765472421
2029 N Country Club Rd
Peru, IN
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
821288219
951 E Lewis & Clark Parkway #800
Clarksville, 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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