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Hey everyone! I'm just curious as to what you all would consider a Saturday night special? Thanks!
it's an old out of date term for a cheap, usually small caliber pistol, the BGs long ago moved up to better choices
I remember this brand well but can't think of it right now, I always thought it was a good example of a SNS:
Back in the late 60's some family member bought a SNS and gave it to my grandmother as "protection" for her. It was a .22 revolver with white grips. Cheaply made, but did fire, with a bad trigger. I think it was around $25 NIB.
Gain a 2A vote, take a fence-sitter shooting.
Jennings,Bryco,Cobra,RG,sterling,and a buncha other pistols under $100.00,My brother had a RG single acton 22 revolver back in the mid 70's,you unscrewed the ejector rod to swing the cylinder out and then using the rod poked out the empties,that damn thing spit just as much lead back as it did forward,felt like your hands and face were getting stung by bees everytime you pulled the trigger,and you couldn't hit anything with it,I shot at a pop can about 10 feet away and missed it by about 3 feet
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"It's Got a barrel that's Blue & Cold- Ain't good for nothin-But put a man six feet in a hole- OHhh"
That is the way Lynyrd Skynyrd described it ; )PS For $25 you can buy yourself one TOOooo
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A cheap revolver that most would not want to bet their life upon...OMO
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Saturday Night Special, a derogatory name coined by a reporter back in the 1960s to describe any firearm he decided was unsuitable for defensive use. Never seen a Saturday night special but have run into the occasional Saturday night “specialist”.
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Had several back in the day, normally picked them up late at night and as I remember they wern't too expensive. They looked good at the time I got them, but turned out not to be the case sometimes. As we all know a 10 at 2 can become a 2 at 6.
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Most of the illegal handguns that my partner and I took off of the streets of The Bronx were Lorcins and Ravens. I remember holding this Lorcin chambered in .380 and thinking how it felt twice as heavy as my G19.
This was in the mid to late 90's. Like apvbguy said, the BG's have since stepped it up to better quality firearms.
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When I was a teen, a SNS was considered a homemade piece of junk that only held a single shot; at least that's how I remember it from the 50's.
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I guess all my guns are Saturday Night Specials because they work on all days of the week, because according to Sandra Bullock in the movie Blind Side:
Thug: "Whatchu packin? a .22? A little Saturday night special?"
Bullock: Yep. And it shoots just fine every other day of the week too.
I've got one my Dad gave me. It was made in the early 1950s. He bought it in the late 70s for $25 to pocket carry while him and my Mom would go walking. It shoots 22 shorts, is a total jam-o-matic, and about as accurate as a blind man throwing darts. It's nostalgic more than anything, but somewhat unusual being a 22 short. I've still got the original leather holster too.
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