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Kentuckyoutdoorsman
8833 South Hwy. 25
Corbin, KY
 
Bacon Creek Gun Shop
(606) 528-4860
1205 Cumberland Falls Road
Corbin, KY
 
Chinquapin Rough Gunworks
606364523
150 Wiley Hillard Rd
Annville, KY
 
Reed, James Henry
606674223
280 Crain Rd
Owingsville, KY
 
Guns Inc
610 Big Hill Avenue #9
Richmond, KY
 
Dave& Rex''S Outdoor World
(606) 523-2277
831 W. Cumberland Gap Parkway
Corbin, KY
 
Big Bottom Branch Gun Shop
606364500
1293 Hwy 578 N
Annville, KY
 
Sling Point Firearms
859351680
501 E New Circle,Suite E
Lexington, KY
 
Alwes, Donald Ray Jr
859661058
414 Westerfield Way
Lexington, KY
 
Anderson Armory
502517187
853 North Main Street
Lawrenceburg, KY
 

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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