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Colorado Gun Works
(970) 482-4867
2631 West Vine Drive
Fort Collins, CO
 
Fort Collins Gun Room
(970) 472-9670
1746 East Mulberry Street
Fort Collins, CO
 
Littleton Pawn
720283409
2338 W Bellview
Littleton, CO
 
Safety One Inc
303734077
7144 Reynolds Drive
Sedalia, CO
 
Kerr, Robert Charles
303674035
30735 Bryant Dr Unit 605
Evergreen, CO
 
Hamblen Sales Incorporated Gun Home Office SafesHamblen Sales Incorporated Gun Home Office Safes
(970) 221-5133
3507 East Mulberry Street
Fort Collins, CO
 
Historic Arms
303469809
2529 W 99Th Pl
Federal Heights, CO
 
All Pro Fish N Sport Inc
303798344
6596 South Broadway
Centennial, CO
 
Dels Gun Shop
970434959
334 3Rd St
Clifton, CO
 
Colorado Police Suppliers& Reloading Specialties
303674165
32352 Black Widow Dr
Conifer, CO
 

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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