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Forestcity Firearms
(815) 262-4279
137 N. Chicago Ave.
Rockford, IL
 
Wellen`s Guns- Ammo & Gunsmithing
(815) 623-2935
10404 Moonglow Drive
Roscoe, IL
 
Chucks Gun Works
(309) 274-8073
20815 North Blue Ridge Road
Chillicothe, IL
 
Village Sports Center
(847) 956-1133
1731 East Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 
Chuck`s Gun Shop
(217) 662-2445
619 South Main Street
Georgetown, IL
 
Black Hawk Gun Shop
(815) 547-4133
1443 South State Street
Belvidere, IL
 
Discount Sales Co
309543916
13158 N Sr 78
Havana, IL
 
Maddox, Kevin D
618627277
18262 Hwy 149
West Frankfort, IL
 
Kelly, Carlisle E
309830019
25457 Chestnut Dr
Le Roy, IL
 
Second Right Gun Sales
309364257
1608 Hawthorne Rd
Streator, IL
 

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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