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Joseph`s Gun Dealers Inc
(860) 223-3013
363 South Main Street
New Britain, CT
 
Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co
860225658
100 Burritt Street
New Britain, CT
 
Hoffman`s Gun Center
(860) 666-8827
2585 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT
 
Hoffman''S Gun Center
(860) 666-8827
2585 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT
 
Master Arms Unlimited Llc
860747258
13 Grace Ave
Plainville, CT
 
Galazan Guns
860225658
100 Burritt Street
New Britain, CT
 
Wilkes, David M
860832871
100 Burritt Street
New Britain, CT
 
Newington Gun Exchange
(860)667-2658/(860)666-5881
210 Market Square
Newington, CT
 
Newington Gun Exchange
(860) 667-2658
210 Market Square
Newington, CT
 
Powerline Firearms
860410180
80 Farmington Valley Dr
Plainville, CT
 

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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