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Applegate Sports
(541) 479-8387
322 Fish Hatchery RD.
Grants Pass, OR
 
2Nd Amendment Guns Llc V27
(541) 472-8457
2701 Coed Place
Grants Pass, OR
 
Howard, Mitchell K
541389403
64555 Sylvan Loop
Bend, OR
 
Bull Run Gun Shop
541446353
223 Main Street
Unity, OR
 
Garners Grocery & Sporting Goods
541276755
2214 Se Court St
Pendleton, OR
 
Russcoguns
(541) 474-2357
1600 SE N Street
Grants Pass, OR
 
Blacktail Pistolsmithing
(541) 572-4867
305 Spruce St. P.O Box 431
Myrtle Point, OR
 
H&H Firearms And Tack
541382935
926 Ne Greenwood Ave Suite A
Bend, OR
 
Ricke''Ssporting Goods
(541) 258-3222
580 Main St.
Lebanon, OR
 
Joes Gun Repair
541617904
60275 Tumalo Cir
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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