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Bryants Guns
601681665
7402 King Rd
Meridian, MS
 
Puckett'S Firearms
601482333
1119 62Nd Court
Meridian, MS
 
T & S Entpr
601482542
6717 11Th Ave
Meridian, MS
 
Garretts Sports Center
601483486
3505 8Th St
Meridian, MS
 
Thomas Gun & Pawn
601483285
4822 8Th St
Meridian, MS
 
Shady Oaks Shooting Preserve
601479192
509 Timber Ridge Rd
Meridian, MS
 
Simmons, Jimmy T
601679571
445 Eastwood St
Meridian, MS
 
Slim Chance Shoot N Ranch
601644359
254 Co Rd 467
Meridian, MS
 
Silver Dollar Exchange Inc
601485811
810 14Th St
Meridian, MS
 
Southern Sportsman
601693411
1724 Front St
Meridian, MS
 

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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