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Smith & Wesson Model 990L Topeka KS

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Meriden Gun Shop Inc
785484300
7272 K4 Hwy Suite Gg
Meriden, KS
 
Bomhoff, Randy Blake Jr
785640017
7272 K-4 Ste Gg
Meriden, KS
 
Atwood Tire Svc
785524465
201 W Lincoln Ave
Lincoln, KS
 
Heartland Firearms
(785) 483-4860
51 S Main
Russell, KS
 
Douglas County Rifle & Pistol Club
(785) 842-1814
Po Box 594
Lawrence, KS
 
On Point Training Supplies
785845194
7272 K 4 Hwy Ste Gg
Meriden, KS
 
Cleves Marine & Sporting Goods Inc
785823698
136 S Broadway
Salina, KS
 
Gun Shoppe
785625220
114 E 17Th St
Hays, KS
 
Baker'S Dozen Trap Club
(785) 823-8529
1532 Scunningham Road
Salina, KS
 
Morris, Bill
785666442
19624 Four Corners Rd
Bunker Hill, 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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