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Browning
801876271
One Browning Place
Morgan, UT
 
Browning Arms Company
801876271
One Browning Place
Morgan, UT
 
Mcgarrah'S Gunsmithing
435528532
485 E 400 S
Centerfield, UT
 
2 Bare Arms & Sports
435462396
736 E 200 So
Mt Pleasant, UT
 
Compressed Gas Sup
435979972
53 S Main St
Gunnison, UT
 
Baco, Inc
801876271
One Browning Place
Morgan, UT
 
Joe'S Repair
435623052
25 So East Sheeplane Dr
Nephi, UT
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter #1573
435637671
255 S Hwy 55
Price, UT
 
Christensen Arms
435528719
192 E 100 N
Fayette, UT
 
Mc Pawn
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131 East Main
Salina, UT
 

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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