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Whitestone Lumber Corp
148-02 14Th Ave
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23-10 31St St
Astoria, NY
 
Isgro, Gary J
718296888
74-16 Jamaica Ave
Woodhaven, NY
 
Atlantic Center Of Guns & Sports Co
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32-90 Steinway St
Long Island City, NY
 
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718 Madison
New York, NY
 
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1716 Weirfield St
Ridgewood, NY
 
Woodhaven Rifle & Pistol Range Inc
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74-16 Jamaica Ave
Woodhaven, NY
 
Beitzinger, George
718847766
116-20 Atlantic Ave
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Collins, James G
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177 Violet Ave
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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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