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Smith & Wesson Model 990L Jonesboro AR

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Hardin Guns & Gear
(870) 932-2952
642 West Johnson Avenue
Jonesboro, AR
 
Dave`s Guns
(870) 239-8855
316 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR
 
Gander Mountain #470
651325430
5450 Landers Rd
Sherwood, AR
 
Lollis, Leon
501563501
122 Wildflower Dr
Jacksonville, AR
 
Arctic Gunworks
(907) 452-4438
1307 Kalakaket Street
Fairbanks, AR
 
Ray`s Antiques Guns & Pawn Shop
(870) 932-0765
3718 Highway 463
Jonesboro, AZ
 
Circle B Sporting Goods Inc
870793827
840 Batesville Blvd
Batesville, AR
 
Hunters Choice Inc
501327182
1120 Jims Ln
Conway, AR
 
Pee Wee'S Gun Shop
870845144
262 Co Line Rd North
Nashville, AR
 
Ak'S Machining & Gunsmithing
870668343
400 Hill Top Drive
Drasco, AR
 

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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