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Danforth Gunsmithing
(951)343-7765 , (909)343-1621
7101 Jurupa Avenue Suite 34
Riverside, CA
 
Sherm`s Iron Works & Gun Repair
(951) 737-4767
8131 Santa Rita Street
Corona, CA
 
Maraviov Gunsmithing
(530) 668-4867
10 North East Street Suite 204
Woodland, CA
 
Alberts Sports Shop
559250778
1549 Douglas Ave
Clovis, CA
 
Ace Hardware
559686471
243 South K St
Tulare, CA
 
Daves Indoor Gun & Archery
(909) 884-5584
766 South Lugo Avenue
San Bernardino, CA
 
Gordon`s Gun Shop
(909) 881-5166
4222 North Sierra Way
San Bernardino, CA
 
High Sierra Firearms
30009 Road 196
Exeter, CA
 
Old West Guns
(626) 336-6222
129 South Hacienda Boulevard
City Of Industry, CA
 
Danforth Gunsmithing
(951)343-7765 , (909)343-1621
7101 Jurupa Avenue Suite 34
Riverside, CA
 

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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