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K & R Gun Distributors Inc
4 Bashford St
Yonkers, NY
 
Kimber Mfg Inc
914964077
1 Lawton St
Yonkers, NY
 
Magnum Sports
914237240
562 Kimball Avenue
Yonkers, NY
 
Cac
914667710
33 Hamilton Ave
Mount Vernon, NY
 
Accurate Sports
914375510
50 Tuckahoe Rd
Yonkers, NY
 
A&B Genl Svc Valentigun
914476097
138 Oak St
Yonkers, NY
 
All Counties Sporting Supplies Inc
914963115
677 Yonkers Ave
Yonkers, NY
 
Digiansante, Michele
914968285
34 College Pl
Yonkers, NY
 
R G Gunsmithing Svc
914337869
46 Amherst Dr
Yonkers, NY
 
Romeo, James J
914337397
191 Main St
Eastchester, NY
 

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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