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Century Arms Ofnaples Inc.
(239) 643-5110
347 N. Airport Road
Naples, FL
 
Port of the Islands Gun Club Inc
(239) 642-8999
12425 Union Road
Naples, FL
 
B & H Gun Rack
(321) 452-1105
235 East Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt Island, FL
 
Don Schofield Guns
(813) 253-2495
4100 W. Kennedy Blvd #325
Tampa, FL
 
Andrews Knife & Muzzleloading
(352) 468-3662
17704 G 108 Ne Us Hwy 301
Waldo, FL
 
Wayne Bergquist Guns and Gunsmithing
(239) 594-1573
5760 Shirley Street Suite 21
Naples, FL
 
Mosquito Creek Outdoors
(407) 464-2000
170 S Washington Ave.
Apopka, FL
 
Carbone''S Custom Firearms
(305) 923-5455
6810 Front Ct.
Key West, FL
 
Specialty Arms
850592400
7065 Hwy 90
Grand Ridge, FL
 
Davison, Bruce C
863699669
107 Heather Ln
Lake Placid, FL
 

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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