A type of weapon

Saturday Night Specials are defined as non-sporting, low-quality handguns with a barrel length of under three inches (for pistols, overall length of under six inches). "Junk gun" is a more recent term used to describe handguns which lack essential safety features. Both terms refer to a class of inferior handguns produced in quantity by a group of manufacturers located in Southern California and known as the "Ring of Fire" producers. Whatever name is used, these handguns are not useful for sport or self-defense because their innaccuracy and their low quality of construction; They are dangerous and unreliable. They are, however, favored by criminals because of their low cost and easy concealability.