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Americanfirearms Specialty Company
(816) 965-0600
12138 Blue Ridge Ext.
Grandview, MO
 
Bob''Sgun Rack Inc.
(816) 525-1460
805 SE 3rd St Le
Lees Summit, MO
 
Schmidt Firearms
785625250
1105 E 13Th St
Hays, KS
 
Beloit Gun & Pawn
785738400
113 East Main
Beloit, KS
 
Marks Guns
620562775
1485 5Th Rd
Raymond, KS
 
Denny''Sguns Ltd
(816) 221-9117
2001 Clay N.
Kansas City, MO
 
Gdi
785331609
710 N 1532 Rd
Lawrence, KS
 
Flatlander Pawn & Gun Llc
785623400
2703 Vine Ste 19A
Hays, KS
 
Roberts, Lorne Lynn
913471464
W Front & Main St
Prescott, KS
 
Brack, Roger L & Sharon K
785387252
206 E Fisher
Otis, KS
 

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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