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Tallahassee Gun & Pawn Inc
(850) 224-7296
1435 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 
Kevin''S Guns &Sporting Goods, Inc.
(904) 386-5544
3350 Capital Circle NE.
Tallahassee, FL
 
Kraeft Gunsmithing
(850) 539-0293
1144 Barber Road
Havana, FL
 
Carbone''S Custom Firearms
(305) 923-5455
6810 Front Ct.
Key West, FL
 
The Gun Store
(407) 957-3006
300 13th Street
Saint Cloud, FL
 
Alexander W R-Gunsmith
(850) 656-6176
1406 Capital Circle Northeast Suite D
Tallahassee, FL
 
Moreland`s Gun Shop
(850) 539-6831
101 East 9th Avenue # C
Havana, FL
 
Lee`s Pawn Jewelry & Guns
(954) 968-8484
2177 North State Road 7
Margate, FL
 
National Gun Inc
(305) 642-2355
225 Southwest 22nd Avenue
Miami, FL
 
Chuck''S Gun Shop
694-0597
335 SW 5th Blvd
Waldo, FL
 

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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