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Bug-A-Salt Original Salt Gun
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- Uses ordinary table salt
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Bug-A-Salt - Fire your fly swatter - The Original Salt Shotgun
The Ultimate Fly Solution
Get ready to have fun getting those pesky flies! Get them all with the original salt gun, The Bug-A-Salt. Fill with salt, pump the handle, turn off the safety switch, aim and shoot. Kills fly's within 3 feet with a mini shotgun effect. Only uses a pinch of salt. Virtually no mess. Effective way to rid fly's from the home, yard or BBQ. Will not hurt glass windows or walls. High quality design and made to last.
Will the Bug-a-salt Gun kill mosquitoes too?
The Bug-a-salt is extremely effective at killing mosquitoes.
How many shots before I need to reload?
The gun will hold about 50 shots before reloading.
What kind of salt does it use?
Any ordinary granulated table salt.
What is the accuracy range of the gun?
Within 3 feet is ideal. Practice accuracy by shooting aluminum foil to see salt spray pattern.
Will the salt splatter the bug?
No, the bug will remain whole for easy clean up.
Use responsibly and have fun!
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I bought mine in June of 2014, and it worked fine for a while, and broke shortly after my second salt filling. I've just taken it apart (as the 30 day warranty is over) and I've found that a plastic gear inside has broken, rendering the unit totally useless--see photos where I've circled the broken gears and the piece that fell off. These gears are involved when I cock the gun, and now when I cock it makes a loud grinding noise but doesn't fire; then I can't cock it again. There's a rattling noise when I shake the unit and I've found that's the little pieces of the gear.
A waste of $50 for a few dozen salt shots.
Maybe the 2nd version solves the problem but it's not worth another $50 to me to find out and the description for the 2nd version doesn't address the issue. But the design using plastic for a critical high torque piece is a design fault in my opinion.
But my gun jammed up within one week. In my zeal to get one (as a gift) I quickly nabbed this as it was in stock, out of stock, $45 then $85. I deviated from my norm of reading reviews, bad mistake. It was a gift, I was on a time table.
I really don't like that I had to look it up on the internet to figure it out and got the video that the problem is cheap gears from China. Sigh ... then fix it! Don't blame! Take it like a man, admit you did wrong and fix it. This is such a winning idea it's a shame that it boils down to saying you got cheap gears from China. In the short time it's been around it's jumped almost double in price so blaming China is so lame.
Does the gun work? Kind of. It's not that precise, even from point blank. I'd say less than 20% of the time it kills the first time, even from someone who has shot a gun before. And when you do hit, don't expect to kill. It mostly stuns them.
The salt spray goes everywhere and can be dangerous for pets or kids nearby who can get it in the eye (it happened for us that way) and it still didn't kill the fly :-(
And it won't work for girls. I mean, it will but the mechanism is really tight so ladies won't be able to even cock the gun for the next shot. The person I got it for is very strong and over 200 lbs and his arm was sore the day after.
I did contact the company & they sent me gears within a week. But when I saw how hard it is to replace them via the video they provided, I said no thanks. But I'm giving an extra star for them trying to stand by the customer to send out correct. However, with a 30 day refund policy, will they still stand by it after that?
Great concept, short on engineering and delivery. I hope they can fix the problem as it is a great idea.
Using kosher salt to act like buckshot doesn't solve the problem, either.
The worst bit of it is trying to make follow-up shots. If you failed to kill your bug on your first shot, you might expect to be able to pump and shoot again. But you're wrong. You have to push back the safety lever each time.
Every. Stinking. Time.
This thing isn't an airsoft gun. It only kills flies half the time and roaches like, none of the time. What in the world was the engineer so afraid of that he mandated thumbing back a safety mechanism after each pump? Look, here's what's going to happen:
1. You see a bug that's too big for the Bug-A-Salt, but, man, you really want to try.
2. You shoot it.
3. It gets angry and flies after you.
4. You freak out, and pump the thing, trying to get another shot at it as it flies in your face, and stings you, and you keep squeezing the trigger, forgetting that you have to pull back the safety.
5. You suddenly remember to pull back the safety.
6. Go to step 2.
Seriously, it's just a big wad of broken dreams for what could have been a really cool, sporty method of pest control.