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"Like condoms or hairspray, this fits in your pocket for a night on the town. The price of a bottle at a club, it's half as accurate as a champagne cork, and twice as deadly."
GTA V description on the Rockstar Games Social Club.

The Shrewsbury SNS Pistol (short for Saturday Night Special) is a small handgun featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Beach Bum Update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The SNS Pistol resembles the Heckler & Koch P7M10, with some design elements from the Colt Junior 25. It is one of the smallest firearms in the series.

Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The SNS Pistol is described by Rockstar as a "compact yet deadly" gun. It has an average performance in comparison to other low-grade pistols. It is fairly powerful, but lacks basic accuracy and has very short range, the shortest of all non-shotgun firearms. Due to the very small base capacity of the weapon, a full magazine in the chest may not be enough to kill a player. When fighting an NPC with the SNS Pistol, it usually takes about three body shots to kill.

Overall the SNS is outclassed by every single gun in the game and the only applicable use of it would be to steal another weapon. It can be modded to use an extended magazine, doubling its ammo capacity from 6 to 12 rounds. The weapon model indicates that it is chambered in ".45 ACB".

GTA V Overview


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Damage
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
Weapons.meta
14 (22.4)

21
28
56

0.37 120 / 394 6 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A 162 RPM Cannot be determined 6-round standard magazine
12-round standard magazine (Extended clip)
Upper slider N/A
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
SNSPistol-GTAV-RSCStats
Damage
30%
Fire Rate/Speed
40%
Accuracy
40%
Range
20%
Clip Size
3%

Customizations

Grand Theft Auto V

Rounds & magazine GTA V GTA Online
Rounds (12) $10 $29
Default clip (6 rounds) Default Default
Extended clip (12 rounds) $22,875 $9,150
Special
Etched Wood Grip Finish $34,750 $34,750
Tints
Black Default Default
Army $5,000 $5,000
Green (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $5,250F $5,250
Orange (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $5,500F $5,500
LSPD $5,750 $5,750
Pink (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $7,500F $7,500
Gold (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $10,000F $10,000
Platinum (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $12,500F $12,500
F Free for players that have the Special/Collector's edition of the game.

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In-game

First-Person View

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Original Version
Enhanced Version
  • Available on Ammu-Nation after the mission Repossession, for $2,750.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Available on Ammu-Nation, for $2,750.
  • Can be obtained near the Strip Club if an MC started Guns for Hire Contact Mission.

Trivia

General

  • The name is an abbreviation for saturday night special, a common slang term for small inexpensive firearms.
  • Humorously, the pistol has multiple different names in international versions of the game:
    • In the Brazilian Portuguese version of the game it is named "Pistola Fajuta", which roughly translates as "Phony gun".
    • In the French version of the game it is named "Pétoire". This translates to "blaster".
    • In Polish version of the game it is named "Pukawka", which means "pop gun".
    • In the Chinese version it is the 劣质手枪 (liè zhì shǒu qiāng), which translates to "low-quality pistol".
    • In the Russian version of the game it is called "Карманный пистолет", which means "Pocket Pistol".
    • In the German version it is called "Billigknarre", this means "cheap gun".
    • In the Spain's Spanish version it is named "Pistola cutre", which translates to "cheap pistol".
    • In the Latinamerica's Spanish version it is called "Pistola SPN", which is an abbreviation of Sábado Por la Noche, a term translating to "Saturday Night".
    • In the Italian version it is called "Pistoletta", which means "small pistol".

Bugs

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Entering the Ammu-Nation, removing the extended magazine, exiting the store, and then entering it again causes the extended magazine to be re-equipped.

Grand Theft Auto: Online

  • If the player has purchased all available tints and accessories, the gun may switch to having all accessories equipped and apply the Etched Wood Grip Finish, this appears to happen randomly upon logging into the game, and also applies to the Pistol .50.

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