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Precision Gun Works
(920) 233-2274
4717 St. Rd. 44
Oshkosh, WI
 
Rons Gun Shop
920688298
6441 Hwy 45 South
Oshkosh, WI
 
Jons Sport Shop
920233553
2968 Jackson St
Oshkosh, WI
 
45 Gun & Marine
920233454
3153 Jackson St
Oshkosh, WI
 
Mach 2 Tactical Llc
920303112
1638 Jackson St
Oshkosh, WI
 
Precision Gun Works
920233227
4717 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI
 
Mills Fleet Farm Oshkosh
920231573
177 N Washburn Rd
Oshkosh, WI
 
Gehrkes Marine
920235333
1102-1104 N Main St
Oshkosh, WI
 
Hergertsport Center
(920) 231-8520
1232 N. Sawyer Street
Oshkosh, WI
 
Bernies Guns
920231016
1304 Tammy Rd
Oshkosh, WI
 

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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