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Dad''S Sports
(815) 485-9610
280 E. Haven Suite D
New Lenox, IL
 
23003 W Lincoln Hwy, Plainfield, Illinois 60544815-439-4570
(815) 439-4570
23003 W Lincoln Hwy
Plainfield, IL
 
Shooting Guns
(815) 439-4867
23248 West Lincoln Highway
Plainfield, IL
 
Flatiron Gun Repair
309663113
2049 Ireland Grove Rd
Bloomington, IL
 
Hartman , Brian G
309261088
537 County Rd 2300 East
El Paso, IL
 
Rink''S Gun & Sport, Inc.
(815) 838-1371
14363 S. Archer
Lockport, IL
 
Gun Shop
(815) 439-4570
23003 West Lincoln Highway
Plainfield, IL
 
J.R. Shooting Sports Inc.
(630) 236-7788
519 N Oakhurst Dr
Aurora, IL
 
Kryszak, Walter J
309263095
301 S Nebraska Ave
Morton, IL
 
B & B Gunsmith
309527248
301 N Lovejoy St
El Paso, IL
 

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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