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Bobs Gun & Pawn Shop
(256) 533-9743
2509 Governors Dr Sw.
Huntsville, AL
 
J Cs Gun & Tackle Shop Inc.
(256) 830-0761
1650 Jordan Ln Nw.
Huntsville, AL
 
Larrys Pistol And Pawn Shop
(256) 534-1000
2405 Memorial Pkwy Nw Ste C.
Huntsville, AL
 
Blacksmith Pistol Exchange
256828984
1001 Steger Rd
Meridianville, AL
 
Green'S Sporting Goods
256420840
189 Tristian Rd
Toney, AL
 
Wiley Outdoor Sports, Inc.
(205) 837-3931
1808 Sportsman Lane NW
Huntsville, AL
 
Ammo Dump Indoor Firing Range
(256) 534-9515
2405 Memorial Pkwy Nw.
Huntsville, AL
 
Peters, William L
256852177
151 Waterbury Dr
Harvest, AL
 
Dempsey'S Pawn & Gun
256828657
12061 Hwy 231-431 N
Meridianville, AL
 
Rowan Armory Services Llc
256828931
159 Comet Dr
Toney, AL
 

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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