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C & S Gun & Pawn Shop Inc
(479) 751-3710
1208 Highway 71 B South
Springdale, AR
 
Sturm`s Indoor Gun Range
(479) 927-2244
511 Old Wire Road
Springdale, AR
 
David C Rose Gun Shop Inc
(479) 267-3965
12521 West Highway 62
Farmington, AR
 
White River Outdoors Com
870347160
103 Hwy 64 E
Augusta, AR
 
Mr Pawn
501940274
39 Allen Chapel Rd
Batesville, AR
 
Brinkley`s Gun Shop & Bowhunter`s Cabin
(479) 751-6929
1128 West Sunset Avenue
Springdale, AR
 
Emergency Medical Service Gunsmithing
(479) 925-1207
15929 East Highway 94
Rogers, AR
 
Gunsmoke Sporting Clays
(479) 451-8720
17245 Wendell Jones Road
Pea Ridge, AR
 
Up In Arms
501268546
113 North Valley
Searcy, AR
 
Fugett`s Gun Shop
(479) 782-0425
710 North Greenwood Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 

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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