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Adams Ordnance
201 N. Spring Street
Louisville, KY
 
Dick''S Sporting Goods
(502) 420-6400
7900 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY
 
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
417873500
951 E Lewis & Clark Pkwy #100
Clarksville, IN
 
Kentucky Shooting Sports
(502) 957-6255
135 B Marketplace Dr.
Louisville, KY
 
Country Gun Shop
(502) 839-6790
1194 Harrywise Rd
Lawrenceburg, KY
 
Tb Custom Firearms
1042 Lincoln Ave
Louisville, KY
 
Shooter''Ssupply & Law Enforcement
(502) 327-6827
8007-8 Vine Crest Ave.
Louisville, KY
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
821288219
951 E Lewis & Clark Parkway #800
Clarksville, IN
 
Biff''S Gun World
(502) 937-1996
12706 Dixie Highway Vall
Louisville, KY
 
John'S Guns And Gifts
606364425
632 State Route 2003
Mc Kee, 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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