View Full Version : Bug-A-Salt, the next evolution in pest control...

19 January 2013, 12:09
In light of recent events and potential dark times ahead, thought I'd try and inject a little humor...

I ordered this awhile back while it was still in its fund raising phase (kinda like the I.O. Cover). I had totally forgot about it (yeah, it was that long ago), until it arrived today. It may very well be one of the coolest "firearms" I own.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/20/9y9yre8u.jpg

Similar in operation to a pump action shotgun, the Bug-A-Salt uses ordinary table salt for ammo, and has and effective range of about 3 feet. A full combat load will give you roughly 50 shots before reloading the "magazine"http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/20/dyrupy7a.jpg

One feature that I particularly like is that the manual safety must be disengaged prior to each shot. Likelihood of an AD is slim to none. Also, after cocking the action, a pop-up rear sight comes up, doing double duty for aiming and as a loaded chamber indicator. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/20/pumy7y3y.jpg

After practicing at the "range" I noticed that at about 2', the Bug-A-Salt produces about a 2" pattern with relative accuracy.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/20/etedyvyq.jpg

Now that my practice session was complete, I decided to go do some bug hunting... While unable to catch the action live, I did nail this guy hanging around my trash can from about 2.5'... http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/20/dume9emy.jpg

Verdict: The Bug-A-Salt is a winner! Ease of use, combined with cheap and plentiful ammo, ensure hours of insect slaying entertainment. It's guaranteed to make your average fly swatter obsolete. At an MSRP of $34.99, it's a "toy" that every gun enthusiast should have on hand. You can order them here: www.bugasalt.com

19 January 2013, 21:06
I'm holding out for the Magnum version that launches rock salt. [BD]

19 January 2013, 22:39
Lol! I'm eagerly awaiting spring/summer when the "larger game" starts to come out. Then we'll see if this package is truly up to the task...

20 January 2013, 22:45
I've got one of these. It's a hoot, but this is Minnesota. Insects aren't a big problem this time of year. I ill be a few months before I can put it to good use.

22 February 2014, 15:42
[:D] This is the sickest thread I've read in a long time.....only bad thing is that it says doesn't "splatter" bug. I'm with Eric, I want the "magnum" rock salt version.....I want to see those puppies explode!.....still laughing....


23 February 2014, 03:33
Absolutely jeenyus.

23 February 2014, 04:43
This is glorious

Jerry R
23 February 2014, 16:33
Great review, nicely done!

Looks like another "must have". [:D]

25 February 2014, 19:58
Nice pattern, I wonder if you could stretch that with a tighter choke [BD]

25 February 2014, 20:13
Anybody reporting good kills on skeeters with this set-up?:P