Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Fly Gun - Direct from Patent Holder
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- NEW, IMPROVED, & RE-ENGINEERED MODEL - Launched February 2015
- More Power and Greater Accuracy with less salt per shot.
- Texturized Handgrip for non-slip cocking.
- 90 Day warranty with proof of purchase from authorized seller. Limited 1 year warranty.
- 80 Shots of Salt Before Reloading. No Batteries Required.
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The BUG-A-SALT 2.0 is the most powerful, efficient BUG-A-SALT designed yet. The Bug-A-Salt shoots a shotgun spray of regular table salt and decimates flies on contact. A surefire fun way to enjoy a disgusting task. Rid your house of all those pesky pests and have a blast while doing it.
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Neighbors entered my home as I was sterilizing the scene. Bug-A-Salt being a human safe product, I had no option but to tell them of my feat. They asked if I could help with a problem they were having in their home. I grabbed my guitar case and headed over. Within a few short minutes, my mission was accomplished.
News of my success spread like wild fire. I began getting emails for my wet work. They called my phone. They showed up at my house. I wanted out, but I had come too far.
I quit my job as an Aerospace Engineer to make time for my new venture. I worked nights. I worked weekends. I didn’t know how to handle my new found fame. The thirst for the kill, the money, and of course, the women.
Then the threats started. First to show up was the Orkin Man. He told me I was infringing on his turf. Viking followed shortly thereafter. Terminix after that. Individually I did not fear them. But when the three of them showed up at my Mother’s house and threatened to fumigate her house while she slept, I had to throw in the towel.
My life had spiraled out of control. All the glamour, money, and women took a toll.I took my profits and retired to a beach at an undisclosed location in South America. I still use my Bug-A-Salt on the occasional mosquito, but the thrill is gone.
So in short, this product is awesome, and I highly recommend it. Just be cautious if anyone asks for help...
Effectiveness: 4 out of 5
When the fly gun is cocked properly, the payload is sufficient to one hit most flies if they are pea sized or smaller. BUT, you need to bring it close.
About less than a foot away if you want an effective hit. Any further and you are likely to need several follow-up shots. Also it's better if you
use it on stationary targets, try to resist attempting to shoot down a fly in flight unless you don't mind peppering ample salt grains all over your floor
from missing. On a GOOD hit the fly will drop dead, but on a bad hit, the fly is maimed and will flop around and you will need to crush it with your shoe or conventional fly swatter. But most of the time, the fly's wings will be crippled and it will likely end up crawling away to it's death in some dark corner behind the fridge.
Range: 2 out of 5
Like mentioned earlier, this gun is not very ranged. You CAN score decent hits up to 2 or 3 ft away, but that is pushing it for it's effective power to kill flies. The further away you are when shooting at the fly, the more likely you will knock it away without doing effective damage to it. Treat this fly gun like it's a shotgun with a buckshot/birdshot payload and use accordingly. About 1 foot range is usually good enough in my experience. Point blank will likely splatter the fly into a slime stain.
Usefulness: 4 out of 5
Even with the fairly short range, this fly gun is incredibly handy. You can finally shoot those damn bugs off of ceilings, high walls just barely out of reach, and any odd places that you can't reach with a swatter or rolled up magazine. Even if you don't score an immediate Kill Shot, often the flies
are maimed enough to die eventually or you can finish the job yourself.
Reliability: 3 out of 5
This part sort of took me by surprise. The fly gun I got sometimes worked great when I pumped it, but other times the payload from cocking it fell short. It seems you have to tilt the gun barrel pointing slightly downwards when pumping it to get a proper salt load in. If you tilt the gun barrel pointing upwards and pump it to reload, the gun doesn't seem to collect a proper payload amount from the ammo reservoir. Also, I've noticed the gun sometimes has issues shooting an effective payload when pointing it UP at a target, especially noticeable when you aim it straight up in the air, then you will be shooting almost nothing out the end of the barrel. However, this is not too big of a deal, since you can just pump it again and work around these issues such as re-positioning yourself so you don't shoot straight up at anything.
Novelty & FUN: 5 out of 5!
It's a GUN that you can SAFELY shoot inside your house against winged pests such as flies, moths, mosquitoes, and other nasty flying insectoids.
I've shot this directly at paper and it won't break it, so this model is safe, in my experience, on mirrors, glass, ceramics, and other similar materials,
although you must take it with a grain of Salt (get it?) that depending on what you load in it, you might have more power in the shot but more collateral damage on sensitive and fragile materials such as paper or weak glass. Plain Morton's table salt is safe in my experience, but keep that vaccum handy to mop up when you're done.
Happy Hunting, go give em Hell!
Only issue I have is, because they are so small, the chances of killing are about 70%. Still much higher than a fly swatter.
UPDATE: After a month of spending 5 minutes a day shooting them off the walls, they finally disappeared.
Coarse salt works better. I would recommend this as a gift to anyone you don't know what to buy for.
TLDR: powerful weapon against bugs, Be careful where you aim it– it can hurt.