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Frazier, Fred Jay Iii
304669903
Rt 2 Box 361
Farmington, WV
 
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Rt 4 Box 346
Grafton, WV
 
Dominick'S Firearms,Llc
(304) 695-0216
Rr 1 Box 47K
Bridgeport, WV
 
White Horse Firearms And Outdoor Education Center
(304) 623-6093
Rt 20 South
Peeltree, WV
 
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(304) 842-7844
Rt 1 Box 391
Flemington, WV
 
Out Post
304816474
House 242 1/2 Brick Hill St
Four States, WV
 
Ye Old Lock Shop
304449180
111 County Line Drive
Fairview, WV
 
Keoughs Firearm Repair & Restoration Llc
304622506
Rt 2 Box 494
Bridgeport, WV
 
Patricks Custom Gunsmithing
304842571
217 Williams Ave
Bridgeport, WV
 
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6051 University Town Centre Dr
Granville, WV
 

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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