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On Point Training Supplies
785845194
7272 K 4 Hwy Ste Gg
Meriden, KS
 
Bomhoff, Randy Blake Jr
785640017
7272 K-4 Ste Gg
Meriden, KS
 
Shooters Supply
620792381
1108 Main
Great Bend, KS
 
Pop N Shop
620564208
410 E Santa Fe
Ellinwood, KS
 
Graham , Todd & Graham , Rebecca
620271471
1457 Rd 140
Lakin, KS
 
Meriden Gun Shop Inc
785484300
7272 K4 Hwy Suite Gg
Meriden, KS
 
Boldra, Carl
785628261
400 E 11Th
Hays, KS
 
Consigner Emporium
435 5Th Rd
Wilson, KS
 
Winchester Gun & Rock Shop
913774295
500 1/2 3Rd St
Winchester, KS
 
Curts Sporting Goods
785483202
1406 Krug
Russell, KS
 

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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