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Ouachita Parish Sheriff'S Dept
(318) 329-1238
Airport Rd
Monroe, LA
 
Marcsmans Custom Guns
(318) 396-6319
327 Hwy 546
West Monroe, LA
 
Larry'S Auto & Shooters Supply
318941270
16169 Highway 1 North
Simmesport, LA
 
Zerangues Detective & Armed Guard Service Inc.
337942500
105 N Market St
Opelousas, LA
 
East Jena Firearms
318992571
2415 East Jena Drive
Jena, LA
 
Marksman Custom Guns
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Monroe, LA
 
Calcote Custom
318793892
31 Western Heights
Boyce, LA
 
Pookies Archery And Guns
318253900
7735 Hwy 1
Mansura, LA
 
Clark Custom Guns Inc
336 Shootout Ln
Princeton, LA
 
Harvey, Wynn T
318443723
1319 Donahue Ferry Rd
Pineville, LA
 

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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