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Dick's Sporting Goods
(518) 562-1121
60 Smithfield Blvd
Plattsburgh, NY
 
O'Connell, Daniel G
518561276
1 Eastgate
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Velie Builders
518643899
106 Rock Rd
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Gander Mountain #255
518566610
Champlain Place Center 60 Smithfield Blvd
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Island Machine Inc
518561030
22 Guy Way
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Vann'S Guns & Reloads
(800) 273-8739
246 Bradford Rd
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Kmart #7044
518561890
459 State Rt 3-010
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Don Jerry X-Plo Inc
518561781
1080 Military Turnpike #1
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Old Lantern Gun Shop
518563603
3925 Rt 9
Plattsburgh, NY
 
Ayer'S Arms
518846832
166 Dunn Rd
W Chazy, NY
 

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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