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Indian River Sports
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33 Walhowdon Way
Lebanon, NH
 
Wal Mart Supercenter #620
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220 Century Blvd
Bristol, TN
 
Pendleton Firearms, Llc
931469797
228 Main St
Huntland, TN
 
Two Feathers Trading Post
931474555
554 North Chancery St
Mc Minnville, TN
 
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931762109
2130 N Locust Ave
Lawrenceburg, TN
 
Bostic, Robert E Jr
276940297
18913 Us Hwy 23 South
Duffield, VA
 
Jefferson Street Pawn
615254782
813 Jefferson St
Nashville, TN
 
Armadillo Arms
615595977
1226-C Lakeview Dr
Franklin, TN
 
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5703 Old Harding Pike
Nashville, TN
 
Jp'S Pawn And Gun
1051 Dinah Shore Blvd
Winchester, TN
 

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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