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Old Dixie Gun Shop & Repairs
(772) 567-6010
1715 Old Dixie Highway
Vero Beach, FL
 
Thb Sales
(561) 460-2156
4131 South U.S. Highway 1
Fort Pierce, FL
 
Stewart Brothers
(863) 325-8881
3560 Cypress Garden Rd
Winterhaven, FL
 
Umatilla Gun Shop
(352) 669-4867
321 North Central Avenue
Umatilla, FL
 
Tactical Weapons
(239) 936-9950
3805 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, FL
 
Paul`s Guns
(772) 581-0640
9090 USHighway 1
Sebastian, FL
 
Road Ends Shooting Club
(845) 590-3010
2809 Rws Ranch Road
Davenport, FL
 
Michael''S
(352) 365-9999
305 East Fountain Street
Fruitland Park, FL
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter #859
863676942
2000 State Rd 60 East
Lake Wales, FL
 
Sapp`s Pawn Gun & Archery Shop
(352) 372-8301
111 Northwest 6th Street
Gainesville, 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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