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Triple Break Products (Tbp)
603424092
6 Patten Rd
Merrimack, NH
 
Gold City Gun & Cartridge CO
(706) 864-1205
162 Lumpkin County Parkway
Dahlonega, GA
 
Hot Shots - Jewelry & Pawn- Pistol Range & Gun Shop
(770) 436-6600
2445 Austell Road Southwest
Marietta, GA
 
J Whidden Rifleworks Llc
229686193
Rt 1 Box 35
Nashville, GA
 
S & S Marine & Sports
912293403
1691 Aimwell Rd Ext
Lyons, GA
 
Custom Gunworks
(706) 265-4888
117 West Second Street
Dawsonville, GA
 
James Brays Enterprises Llc
912537662
1406 Perryman Dr
Vidalia, GA
 
Toms Pawn Central
478237781
216 North Coleman St
Swainsboro, GA
 
Roberts Gun Works
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503 Pinecrest Dr
Vidalia, GA
 
Googes Inc
912375554
90 E Jarman St
Hazlehurst, GA
 

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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