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W & W Novelty Co Inc
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2323 Lakeside Dr
Lynchburg, VA
 
Ace Hardware & Gun Store
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2200 Lakeside Dr
Lynchburg, VA
 
Premier Sporting Goods
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1420 Campbell Ave
Lynchburg, VA
 
Tessy Plastics Llc
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231 Jefferson Ridge Parkway
Lynchburg, VA
 
Lynchburg Firearms
434239090
52 Fnb Drive
Lynchburg, VA
 
Harvey, Bruce Claiborne
804385514
2330 Lakeside Dr
Lynchburg, VA
 
Schuberts Gun Shop
434851604
245 Alleghany Ave
Lynchburg, VA
 
Natures Trail Guns & Archery
434239293
222 Deborah Dr
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Engraver & Grip Maker
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278 Jefferson Dr
Lynchburg, VA
 
Silby'S Arms
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32 Beacon Court
Lynchburg, VA
 

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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