Saturday night special

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Saturday night special

n. Informal
A cheap handgun easily obtained and concealed.

Saturday night special

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) informal US a small handgun that is cheap and easy to buy
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Noun1.Saturday night special - a cheap handgun that is easily obtainedSaturday night special - a cheap handgun that is easily obtained
handgun, pistol, shooting iron, side arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
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But first, read up, visit with friends who've been there, done that, as it were; do some forum lurking (knowing most you read is baloney, likely), and whatever you do, only work on your own guns and better yet, your own, junk guns. At least at first.
They called them "junk guns" and said they should be banned because they were disproportionately being used in crime.
One problem was "junk guns," the expert cautioned, citing "The fact that these guns are small and inexpensive implies that [they] can be found and purchased easily by students."
A.504 KOON Makes provisions in relation to banning dangerous, poorly made, easily concealable, generally unsafe firearms known as "Saturday night specials" or "junk guns;" defines such term; increases penalties for certain offenses relating to possession, use and sale of such weapons; directs the superintendent of state police to study such weapons and publicize the provisions of this act.
Support came from gun owners informed by the gun press--and by a Baltimore gun "buy-back" program, which collected hundreds of junk guns from gun owners, who plowed the proceeds into beating Tydings.