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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.


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.


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
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
14 (22.4)


0.37 120 / 394 6 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
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 [?]
Fire Rate/Speed
Clip Size


Grand Theft Auto V

Rounds & magazine GTA V GTA Online (Unlock)
Rounds (12) $8 $
Default clip (6 rounds) Default Default ()
Extended clip (12 rounds) $ $
Black Default Default ()
Army $100 $5000
Green (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $7500
Orange (Collector's and Enhanced Edition)
LSPD $600 $5750
Pink (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $7500
Gold (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $10000
Platinum (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $12500

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First-Person View


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

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



  • 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".


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 Pistol .50 .