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Al''Shardware & Gun Repair
(503) 357-2441
4080 N.W. Heesacker Rd
Forest Grove, OR
 
Force Ten / Cloud Mt Armory
(503) 554-5997
310 E 1st.
Newberg, OR
 
R & K Guns And Sporting Supplies
541385700
136514 Jug Drive
Crescent, OR
 
Brent E Woodward Inc
541504553
3635 N Hwy 97
Redmond, OR
 
Wal-Mart #2075
541389818
20120 Pinebrook Blvd
Bend, OR
 
Bert''S Guns
(503) 612-6552
21208 SW Arapaho Ct
Tualatin, OR
 
Beaver Creek Armory
(503) 481-4848
2020 Aloclek Dr Ste 118 H
Portland, OR
 
Fielding Arms
503398288
21850 R O Richards Rd
Beaver, OR
 
Straight Shooters Sporting Goods Llc
541791106
580 Main St
Lebanon, OR
 
Sj Gates Sporting Goods
541923667
6174 S Hwy 97
Redmond, 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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