A slang term for an inexpensive, small-caliber revolver. Dave Kopel, Research Director at the Independence Institute, explains:

The “Saturday night special” is in part a linguistic descendant of the racist phrase "Niggertown Saturday Night." The obvious implication of the phrase "Saturday night special" is that it is a gun used by "niggers" to shoot each other with during their wild Saturday nights. No one denies that the people disarmed by a "Saturday night special" ban would be predominantly poor and non-white.
Saturday Night Specials are preferred by the lower classes, therefore they must be dangerous.
by el Dietcrack February 03, 2005
What I, and all sensible ladies, carry to discourage or stop attacks by hoodlums.
Nobody ever raped a thirty-eight. That's why I pack a Saturday Night Special.
by Tuna Wanda May 21, 2005
A liberal expression meaning an inexpensive handgun. (Of course, the REAL definition of an inexpensive handgun is CHEAP INSURANCE.)

Liberal politicians tell yuppie and soccer mom constituents that they will ban Saturday Night Specials, which makes the yuppies and soccer moms feel all warm and fuzzy.

Of course, banning inexpensive handguns deprives poor people of their most effective defense against Pachuco boys and other criminals.
Senaturd Kennedy wants to ban the Saturday Night Special.
by Cap'n Bullmoose April 19, 2005
a .38 revolver with the hammer filed down so it slides in and out of pockets without getting hung.
i rolled up on him and with the saturday night special and smoked him like kush.
by T-Twan February 12, 2008
A variation of the three finger shocker. Instead of 2 in the pink, 1 in the stink, the Saturday Night Special is 2 in the stink, one in the pink.

AKA New Jersey Shocker
I'll surprise her with the Saturday Night Special instead of the Shocker.
by Hughe Jass August 09, 2007
When you sit in the front child seat area of a shopping cart and a wobo (woman hobo) proceeds to blow you while she is pushing the cart through the hood and collecting cans.
I got so wrecked the other night, someone told me I was seen with a wobo getting the ole saturday night special!
by Jonathan Pompadour January 22, 2008
Old school term used to describe a home-made concealable weapon (usually a runty firearm of some sort).
Go ahead pull out that SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL and give me an excuse to kill your stupid ass...
by Joshiro007 February 17, 2003

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