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Darin`s Gun Exchange
(707) 255-5166
950 Randolph Street
Napa, CA
 
Mike`s Gun Repair
(707) 374-2517
970 Virginia Drive
Rio Vista, CA
 
Mears Larry Gunsmithing
(530) 244-3213
568 North Market Street
Redding, CA
 
Antioch Armory
(925) 706-1442
712 W 2nd St # D.
Antioch, CA
 
Mike`s Gun Smithing
(562) 984-2529
1339 East Artesia Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 
Last Gun Shop
(707) 265-9396
1537 West Imola Avenue
Napa, CA
 
Herb Bauer Sporting Goods Inc
559435860
6264 N Blackstone
Fresno, CA
 
Hi Pass Sports
(619) 445-4039
2435 Alpine Blvd.
Alpine, CA
 
Euroarms Incorporated
(626) 570-4867
2834 W Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA
 
A Sport/Defense Firearms
559683344
32342 Chinook Rd
Coarsegold, CA
 

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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