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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
 
Rigolette Arms I Llc
318640384
4354 Rigolette Rd
Pineville, LA
 
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318443723
1319 Donahue Ferry Rd
Pineville, LA
 
Lees Guns
318613741
3041 Hwy 8
Pollock, LA
 
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Monroe, LA
 
Cajun Hockshop
337468901
408 6Th Street
Mamou, LA
 
Randys Trading Co
318229297
1516 Evarist St
Alexandria, LA
 
Main Street Gunsmith Shop
337948414
624 South Main St
Opelousas, LA
 
L & A Discount
318793285
2719 Hwy 121
Otis, 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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