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Gun Exchange
(408) 265-4867
2902 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA
 
Grove Sam Custom Gunwork
(408) 377-8569
1536 Camden Avenue
Campbell, CA
 
Los Altos Rod & Gun Club Range
(408) 867-3106
14750 Skyline Boulevard
Los Gatos, CA
 
Armory, The
559298881
5657 N Mccall
Clovis, CA
 
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559924917
17040 Idaho Ave
Lemoore, CA
 
Reed`s Sport Shop Gun Department
(408) 258-2666
3020 Alum Rock Avenue
San Jose, CA
 
Castello`s Guns & Sporting Goods
(408) 264-6212
Mission Glen Centre
San Jose, CA
 
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(408) 734-4084
568 East Weddell Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
 
Double Triple Trading
714-630-5908, 800-949-8546
PO Box 6073
Anaheim, CA
 
Buckhorn Guns Outdoor Sports
(626) 914-1995
1750 South Grand Avenue
Glendora, CA
 

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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