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Ricke''Ssporting Goods
(541) 258-3222
580 Main St.
Lebanon, OR
 
De Jager Guns
503551678
2962 Wintel Rds
Jefferson, OR
 
Fielding Arms
503398288
21850 R O Richards Rd
Beaver, OR
 
Green, Michael R
541383221
61754 Wickiup Rd
Bend, OR
 
Parkersrod And Gun Rack
(541) 883-3726
7364 South 6th
Klamath Falls, OR
 
Straight Shooters Sporting Goods Llc
541791106
580 Main St
Lebanon, OR
 
Barger, John Russell
541593254
55595 Wagon Master Way
Bend, OR
 
Shooters Pro Shop
107 Sw Columbia St
Bend, OR
 
H&H Firearms And Tack
541382935
926 Ne Greenwood Ave Suite A
Bend, OR
 
David Bros Martial Sport
541447305
10750 Prairie Schooner
Prineville, OR
 

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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