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In Case You're Bored (And Bugged): Bug-A-Salt Shotgun

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  1. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    Thanks to Tam... video at the link. Oh, and if you don't know Tam - http://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/

    http://thegunwire.com/blog/bug-a-salt-housefly-shotgun-this-is-awesome/

    BUG-A-SALT HOUSEFLY SHOTGUN! THIS IS AWESOME!
    JULY 20, 2012

    Check this out. It’s the “Bug-A-Salt” housefly shotgun. Eradicate pesky houseflies with ease with this gun that requires no batteries, and simply uses table salt for ammunition. Brilliant! I’m getting one.
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    http://bugasalt.com/

    DEEP IN THE DNA OF MAN EXISTS A KILLER GENE
    A miniaturized shotgun effect is generated through this ingenious design. Ordinary table salt is utilized as a lethal projectile with accuracy range of 3 to 5 feet. Bugs will remain whole for easy clean up.

    NO LICENSES, NO LIMITS, NO BATTERIES
    Insect hunting as sport has entered the 21st century with this fun, new non-toxic device.

    INSTRUCTIONS
    Lift LOADER CAP and pour in ordinary granulated table salt (Holds about 50 shots).
    SLIDE COCKING HANDLE towards you and push away towards barrel of gun. This action will activate AUTO-SAFETY and POP-UP SIGHT will appear, indicating gun is ready to fire!
    Release AUTO-SAFETY by clicking towards you.
    Aim at target and fire!
    FEATURES
    Non-Toxic
    No batteries
    Extremely inexpensive to use
    Excellent for flies on windows
    Excellent for bugs on ceilings and in corners
    Fun—Say goodbye to insect intruders
     
  2. TurtlePhish

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    That's really nifty. I might get one of those; we've had a serious fly/mosquito/moth problem in the house lately. 3-5 feet is far enough away that the bugs won't get spooked and take off, either. Even if they do, it's just more wingshooting practice... :D
     
  3. beatledog7

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    At least we have a real definition of a salt weapon.
     
  4. RetiredUSNChief

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    Sweet! I just may order one!

    I used to use a rubber band when I was a kid...break the loop on the rubber band, then slowly approach to about 5 inches or so and splatter the fly everywhere.

    Later, I used to be able to get those surgical rubber straps from a local hospital (the ones they tie around your arm while taking blood samples) and they made awesome anti-fly weapons!

    But this looks really cool, if the range is as they advertise.

    Thanks!

    :):)
     
  5. Tamara

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    I See What You Did There. :D
     
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    I can't think of too many things I'd rather not do then shoot my house and everything in it with table salt.

    That would go real far on a gun & knife collection, any electronics, or shop tools, or anything else that would rust or corrode!

    rc
     
  8. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

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    Ahh, yes. But the front porch is a whole nuther story.

    Dove practice while sitting on the porch quaffing a Guinness Extra Stout. Perfection!
     
  9. Texan Scott

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    interesting use of salt for shot... does it shoot slugs?
     
  10. Rail Driver

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    It's easier on the local geography than rat shot in my .38spl, I'll tell you that from experience. Besides that, it doesn't take a lot of sense to know that salt causes rust and to not shoot it at guns, tools or electronics.

    (Edit to add: Florida has some of the largest bugs I've ever seen in my life - Some of them REQUIRE rat-shot or better for a clean kill)
     
  11. firesky101

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    I am going to order one of these, but for the life of me I cannot figure out the difference between the $30 package, and the $40 lone gunman package. Anybody else see it? BTW thanks Fred for the link this thing looks too cool.
     
  12. foghornl

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    Nifty...but my biggest bug problem around here wasps, hornets, yellow jackets or whatever you wanna call them nasty mean-tempered stingy things. Not sure I would want to blast a nest from 24" away...............
     
  13. Texan Scott

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    ... aaannd we're right back to the cap-n-ball remington full of cream o' wheat!
     
  14. rcmodel

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    True.

    But salt kills the grass too.

    And my grass looks pitiful enough already, just from the prolonged drought and 100+ temp every day here.

    rc
     
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    Technology. No more swinging shaped sticks at bugs like some neanderthal.
     
  16. Texan Scott

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    Uunnngh? *sniffs laptop, scratches self, swings hand at mosquito* GRRAAA! :neener:

    ETA: waiting to find out which THR member is first to shoot own big toe with salt gun trying to get a fly...
     
  17. JAshley73

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    What's the best load and choke for horse-flys? Ground black pepper? Sea salt? Granulated sugar? Coffee grounds?

    In all honesty though, this thing looks pretty cool. :)
     
  18. JAshley73

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    Oh, and can someone post up the penetration results from ballistic-Jello found in the video? Ok Ok, I'm done, I just couldn't help myself. :D
     
  19. Rob0321

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    When I was about 8 my dad made me a side by side rubber band with clothes pins at the rear for a release mechanism. It was positively deadly on flies within 10 feet or so.
     
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    *facepalm*
     
  21. michaelbsc

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    Michael Moore will be demanding the importer be banned.
     
  22. General Geoff

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    revolutionary new gun available for dispatching household pests

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_44AaoNZcHg


    The "BugASalt," a gun that fires ordinary table salt and is designed to take out flies from a short distance. It fires just a pinch of salt per shot, and leaves flies immobile/dead but intact for easy cleanup. Awesome looking invention.
     
  23. gym

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    I ordered one, that is the coolest thing I have seen in a while. We sure have a need to shoot flying insects in FL.
     
  24. Larry Ashcraft

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    Threads merged and moved to GGD
     
  25. fireman 9731

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    I have shot A LOT of carpenter bees with 22 shot shells. They are pricey. I wonder if this will have enough umpf for them?

    When I was a kid I would pick up a pinch of sand and shoot bugs with my sling shot. It was pretty effective!
     
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