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Russcoguns
(541) 474-2357
1600 SE N Street
Grants Pass, OR
 
Applegate Sports
(541) 479-8387
322 Fish Hatchery RD.
Grants Pass, OR
 
Bartels, Joseph C
541923224
2244 Airport Way
Redmond, OR
 
Big Rstores
(541) 882-5540
6225 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR
 
S&F Custom Shooting Supplies
877604300
566 Nw Mcdonald Rd
Prineville, OR
 
2Nd Amendment Guns Llc V27
(541) 472-8457
2701 Coed Place
Grants Pass, OR
 
O'Harra, Jeffry D & O'Harra, Lelan F
541969916
53000 Hwy 204
Weston, OR
 
Good Guys Guns
(541) 858-0436
259 Barnett RdSuite G
Medford, OR
 
J&K Enterprises
541923350
710 Golden Pheasant Dr
Redmond, OR
 
Moonlight Marine
541382152
60951 S Hwy 97
Bend, OR
 

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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