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Jackfirst Gun Shop
(605) 343-8481
1201 Turbine Dr
Rapid City, SD
Rapidcity Scheels
(605) 342-9033
480 Rushmore Mall 2200 North Maple
Rapid City, SD
Sporter Specialties
614 Stewart Pl
Pierre, SD
Kones Korner Gun Shop
(605) 793-2347
Castlewood, SD
Gregg, Jeffrey
29272 Us Hwy 18
Winner, SD
Gustafson, Gary E
12928 Larene Drive
Black Hawk, SD
Rapid-Fire Firearms Contact: Robert Akers
(605) 381-8940
1350 Neva Way
Rapid City, SD
Roth, Kevin Paul
512 Nathan Ave
Mitchell, SD
Varmint Hunters Association
(605) 224-6665
28050 Us Hwy 14/34
Fort Pierre, SD
Ron'S Repair
101 Oak St South
Bridgewater, SD

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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