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Murphy`s Guns and Gunsmithing
(520) 881-7074
3235 North Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ
 
Rich`s Gun Room
(520) 318-1010
5225 East Pima Street
Tucson, AZ
 
Pioneer Pawn & Gun
(479) 996-4503
15021 South Highway 71
Greenwood, AZ
 
Lucckino, Michael
480288850
2590 S Falling Star Rd
Gold Canyon, AZ
 
Northwest Arms Company
320286501
13847 N Hamilton Drive #106
Fountain Hills, AZ
 
Frontier Gun Shop
(520) 325-9880
3156 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ
 
Holehan`s Custom Gunsmithing
(520) 745-0622
5758 East 34th Street
Tucson, AZ
 
Randall''S Firearms & Accessories
(623) 934-1164
5029 W. Olive
Glendale, AZ
 
Scottsdale Gun Club
(480)348-1111, (480)348-1113
14860 North Northsight Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Accuracy Speaks Gun Smithing
(480) 373-9499
3960 N Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ
 

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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