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Cliffs Rifle Shop Inc
231947688
147 S Airport Rd W
Traverse City, MI
 
America'S Army/Navy Surplus Inc
231929064
1421 S Airport Rd West
Traverse City, MI
 
Ace Buyers
231929334
1396 S Airport Rd W
Traverse City, MI
 
Dag Of Tc Llc
231929334
1396 S Airport Rd W
Traverse City, MI
 
Cash- In
231922743
719 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI
 
Waynes Guns
231223730
13619 Seven Hills Rd
Traverse City, MI
 
M Werks Llc
231938218
1885 Oak Dr
Traverse City, MI
 
Raab Enterprises
231946606
2126 Birchwood Court
Traverse City, MI
 
Grand Traverse Armory
616430250
1896 Glendale
Traverse City, MI
 
The Twk Company
231995990
2982 Old Farm Ln
Traverse City, MI
 

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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