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Bacon Creek Gun Shop
(606) 528-4860
1205 Cumberland Falls Road
Corbin, 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
 
Sparks, Larry, Inc
270338270
Box 515,North Main St
Greenville, KY
 
Hensleys Gun Repair
859733925
200 N Chiles St
Harrodsburg, KY
 
Kentuckyoutdoorsman
8833 South Hwy. 25
Corbin, KY
 
Chinquapin Rough Gunworks
606364523
150 Wiley Hillard Rd
Annville, KY
 
Northcutt Gun Repair
859234757
4001 Grays Run Rd
Cynthiana, KY
 
Sling Point Firearms, Inc
(859) 299-1665
426 East New Circle Road
Lexington, KY
 
Wright, James F & Wright, Teresa G
859289269
565 Calcutta Rd
Carlisle, 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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