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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Workin' For MCA, What's Your Name and Saturday Night Special are good, rather than great, songs.
These facts are worth considering by those who would demonize this class of guns as "Saturday Night Specials." Obama's assertion that "cheap handguns" are causing crime has resurrected a claim by LBJ and Ted Kennedy for the first time in many years.
It has all the great features of the Saturday Night Special, including a smooth, contoured handle.
22 pistol - described as a 'Saturday night special' - and a CS gas canister.
It was a Saturday night special for a disappointing crowd of 178 as both sides scored five tries and never gave an inch.
"It's the same people who were robbing the bank 20 years ago, but instead of using a Saturday Night Special, they are using a Glock weapon," he said.
29 in a Saturday night special broadcast by the NFL Network.
The concluding lines of Naomi Weisstein's "The Saturday Night Special" are more than a joke; they're a manifesto.
(Perhaps in appreciation, when Dodd faced censure in 1967 for diverting campaign funds to personal use, NBC paid his massive legal costs.) When that sudden halt, and lack of a report, became a reelection campaign issue, he issued a personal report blaming juvenile delinquency on the availability of easily made "zip guns" and cheap, imported "Saturday Night Special" and surplus handguns.
However, the Star pistol, known among loyalists as the 'Saturday Night Special', was the same gun used in July 1996 to shoot dead Catholic taxi driver and father-of-two Michael McGoldrick, at the height of that year's Drumcree standoff.
"Clubs are more like discos now and we want to return to making Saturday night special and unique again."
At 3:00 AM, a Saturday night special can possess an undeniable appeal.