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The Gunrack
(252) 752-3960
3506 NE Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, NC
Gunsunlimited Of Ayden, Inc.
(252) 746-2102
560 East 3rd Street
Ayden, NC
Kennedy'S Paradise Pawn
123 W Main St
Benson, NC
Ferguson Firearms
3300 Guess Rd #8
Durham, NC
Western Auto Store
501 E Third St
Siler City, NC
Paradise Hunting Preserve
(252) 746-2748
3993 Bill Adams Road
Greenville, NC
Young Guns Inc
813 E Williams St
Apex, NC
1St National Pawn Inc #2
423 W Meadowview Rd
Greensboro, NC
Arsenal Inc, The
435 Old Durham Rd
Roxboro, NC
Cole''Sgun Works Of Moyock, Inc.
(252) 435-2340
446 Caratoke Hwy.
Moyock, NC

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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