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Eagle 1 Law Enforcement Supply Inc
4410 Craftman Dr
Raleigh, NC
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
919806515
8021 Brier Creek Parkway 100
Raleigh, NC
 
American Gold Exchange & Pawn
919231643
3404 Poole Rd
Raleigh, NC
 
Barrington, Jay Franklin Jr
919539609
512 Emerywood Dr
Raleigh, NC
 
Plaza West Jewelry & Loan Inc
919859332
133 Jones Franklin Rd
Raleigh, NC
 
Def-Tech Ltd
919859529
5 W Hargett St #401
Raleigh, NC
 
Friendship Jewelry & Loan
919212007
3110-110 Newbern Ave
Raleigh, NC
 
S & D Firearms
919369098
3801B Auburn Knightdale Rd
Raleigh, NC
 
Custom Gunsmithing
919848144
2305 Hovis Ct
Raleigh, NC
 
Max Greene Customs
919846633
1437 Kinsdale Dr
Raleigh, NC
 

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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