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Competition Arms
703359240
11200 Waples Mill Rd #100
Fairfax, VA
 
Nra Range
(800) 672-3888
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA
 
Nelson, David L
703278058
5531 Beech Ridge Dr
Fairfax, VA
 
Grady, Timothy W
703968072
12592 Birkdale Way
Fairfax, VA
 
Srss Inc
703560102
2928 L Prosperity Ave
Fairfax, VA
 
High Caliber
4415 Holly Avenue
Fairfax, VA
 
National Rifle Association Of America
703267160
11250 Waples Mill Rd
Fairfax, VA
 
National Security Inc
703273555
10410 Main St
Fairfax, VA
 
Guarrasi, Richard M
703978401
5220 Richardson Dr
Fairfax, VA
 
Conrath, Theodore B
703978849
3901 Pineland St
Fairfax, VA
 

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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