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Hilltop Enterprises
301934459
5745 Bowieland Rd
Laplata, MD
 
Southern Maryland Barrel
301934257
10175 Cross Creek Pl
Laplata, MD
 
R & D Systems
301753448
9167 Preference Drive
Laplata, MD
 
Garcia, Ralph Edwin
301934179
6592 Ellenwood Dr
La Plata, MD
 
All Pawn
10595 Middle Port La
White Plains, MD
 
Wal-Mart Store #2853
301392911
40 Drury Dr
La Plata, MD
 
Myrtle Grove Wma Shooting Range
(301) 743-5161
5625 Myrtle Grove Rd
Laplata, MD
 
House Of Guns
301753911
8325 Poorhouse Rd
Laplata, MD
 
Burch, James H Jr
301574194
9185 Wills Rd
Bel Alton, MD
 
Eagle Police Equipment Inc
(301) 893-5700
11828 Pika Dr
Waldorf, MD
 

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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