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Gun Repair Service
(706) 232-6161
1203 Calhoun Avenue Northeast
Rome, GA
 
Frank`s Gun & Pawn Shop
(706) 232-8936
879 Old Cedartown Road Southeast
Lindale, GA
 
Roy`s Gun Service
(770) 773-3548
77 King Road Northwest
Adairsville, GA
 
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912529414
Rt 2 Box 110A
Soperton, GA
 
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478237327
301 S Main St
Swainsboro, GA
 
Toms Gun Shop
(706) 235-7927
6 Westdale Avenue Southwest
Rome, GA
 
Buck`s Pawn & Gun Shop
(706) 232-4007
3100 Maple Road Southeast
Lindale, GA
 
Big Tom`s Gun & Pawn Shop
(912) 826-6437
410 South Columbia Avenue
Springfield, GA
 
Hot Shots - Jewelry & Pawn- Pistol Range & Gun Shop
(770) 436-6600
2445 Austell Road Southwest
Marietta, GA
 
Cochran Coin & Gun Shop Inc
478934678
117 N Second St
Cochran, GA
 

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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