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Eagle Police Equipment Inc
(301) 893-5700
11828 Pika Dr
Waldorf, MD
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
301885176
11080 Mall Circle Road
Waldorf, MD
 
All Pawn
10595 Middle Port La
White Plains, MD
 
Benelli Usa Corporation
301283698
17601 Beretta Dr
Accokeek, MD
 
Stoeger Industries Inc
301283698
17603 Indian Head Hwy Suite 200
Accokeek, MD
 
Caf Entpr
301645882
812 Brandon Rd
Waldorf, MD
 
Fred'S Sport & Furniture
(301) 645-5694
2895 Crain Hwy
Waldorf, MD
 
F & F Distributing
301645553
13025 Waldorf Forest Rd
Waldorf, MD
 
Beretta Usa Corporation
301283219
17601 Beretta Dr
Accokeek, MD
 
T & T Trading
301888212
16009 Meandering Dr
Brandywine, MD
 

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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