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Deercreek Gun Shop
(770) 425-5060
280 South Fairground Street Southeast
Marietta, GA
 
Dixie Gun & Pawn
(770) 941-0029
1069 Veterans Memorial Hw
Mableton, GA
 
Roswell Gun Specialty
(770) 751-1511
11240 Alpharetta Hwy
Roswell, GA
 
Jim`s Guns Work
(770) 739-5452
4177 Veterans Memorial Hw
Lithia Springs, GA
 
Dick'S Gun Shed
603472289
37 John Goffe Dr
Bedford, NH
 
Hot Shots - Jewelry & Pawn- Pistol Range & Gun Shop
(770) 436-6600
2445 Austell Road Southwest
Marietta, GA
 
Guns & Gold Pawnbrokers Inc
(770) 928-4005
6468 Highway 92 Suite 240
Acworth, GA
 
Freedom Firearms
603463410
160 North Rd
Deerfield, NH
 
Grd Studio/Workshop
603673427
7 Lyndeborough Road
Amherst, NH
 
N.H.O.R.A.
603626023
356 Pingree Hill Rd
Auburn, NH
 

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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