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Browning Arms Company
801876271
One Browning Place
Morgan, UT
 
Browning
801876271
One Browning Place
Morgan, UT
 
Jerrys Gun Repair
435623148
40 S 200 E
Levan, UT
 
Rasmussens Ace Hardware
435528751
435 S Main
Gunnison, UT
 
Steves Guns
801455052
5485 W 4260 S
West Valley, UT
 
Baco, Inc
801876271
One Browning Place
Morgan, UT
 
Advantage Pawn And Sports, Llc
435283666
190 North Main
Ephraim, UT
 
Diamond Gunsmithing
435687922
1575 North 900 East
Huntington, UT
 
Compressed Gas Sup
435979972
53 S Main St
Gunnison, UT
 
Food Ranch Bestway Inc
435748272
355 E S/R 29
Orangeville, UT
 

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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