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Al Jundt Gunshop
701839419
7400 11Th Ave Se
Minot, ND
 
Mil Spec Arms
701838945
1424 Debbie Dr
Minot, ND
 
Minot Afb Rod & Gun Club
(701) 852-6494
1635 2Nd St Se
Minot, ND
 
Kabanuk, Duane Lee
701306448
634 19Th Ave Se
Minot, ND
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter #1636
701838217
3900 S Broadway
Minot, ND
 
Hal'S Gun Room
701838490
809 15 2/1 Ave Sw
Minot, ND
 
Kmart #4353
701852417
I-20Th St Se
Minot, ND
 
Savelkoul, Bruce
701852447
1209 Adams Ave # 081
Minot, ND
 
Berg, Steven Marshall
701837650
6900 11Th Ave Se
Minot, ND
 
Attic, The
(701) 852-4000
2800 S Broadway
Minot, ND
 

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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