Bug a salt 3.0 review: The ultimate salt gun for flies and other insects

Bug a salt 3.0

The Bug A Salt 3.0 prides itself on being the answer and solution when it comes to eradicating pesky bugs and insects.

Recently I have been dealing with an influx of flies due to the warmer weather which has lead me to trying all different methods to get rid of them. I tried fly spray but the idea of spraying chemicals everywhere quickly put me off. I tried whipping them with a tea-towel but I just ended up looking like a crazy person (even the dogs thought I was nuts).

Then I came across the Bugasalt 3.0. After reading a huge number of positive reviews I thought bugger it (no pun intended) i’ll give it a shot and decided to purchase one for myself.

Here is my review.

Bugasalt 3.0 salt fly gun review

After ordering my Bug-A-Salt salt gun I was incredibly excited that I’d soon be able to take care of these flies that had been plaguing me for weeks on end. I had decided to go for the Bug A Salt 3.0 with the bug beam adapter kit which is essentially a laser site for the gun.

After waiting about a week there was a knock at the door, me and my kids leapt out of our seats and ran to the door, It was the salt gun! We quickly took it inside and ripped into the box ( I was supposed to take a photo of it in the box but my excitement got the better of me).

At first glance I was quite surprised at how big it was, it was almost as big as a water gun. It’s made out of plastic but it still feels like it has a solid durable construction that doesn’t feel flimsy or cheaply made, this also make it really lightweight and easy to hold.

After I had finished checking out the salt gun it was time to load her up and look for my first victim. Loading the gun quick and easy, all you have to do is fill up the compartment near the end of the barrel with standard table salt. One full compartment of salt is supposed to give you roughly 80 shots which I thought was pretty impressive.

bug a salt

Once you’re loaded with salt all you’ve got to do is pull back the sliding-cocking handle, this was more stiff than I expected it to be, but I guess that’s good as it prevents kids from easily being able to do it. Before you shoot you’ve also got to push a small safety button near the trigger from ‘safe’ to ‘fire’. I really like how they added this as another safety feature to prevent small kids from being able to fire it.

Now that I had my bug a salt gun locked and loaded it was time to take care of business so I went looking for my first target. I found a fly on the window about 2 meters away from me so I took aim and fired! The salt hit the fly and knocked it to the ground but didn’t quite kill it, so I cocked it another time, got a little closer and pulled the trigger again, this time completely splitting the fly in two. I was instantly hooked!

Now it was time to try out the bug beam adapter kit. This simply attaches to the end of the bug assault guns barrel. You are able to sight in the aim of the red dot sight by adjusting two screws at the top and bottom of the attachment.

This took a bit of trial and error to get it right, but once you do it works great giving you near pinpoint accuracy. Adding the laser sight also makes you feel like a total bad-ass while you’re walking around hunting for flies. The laser has some impressive range too.

bugasalt 3.0

After having a few shots using standard table salt I decided to give some Himalayan pink salt a go. To my surprise this worked even better. Not only did it increase the distance you can shoot from, it also increased the amount of damage it dealt killing basically every fly in one shot. Now I was seriously hooked!

Even the kids absolutely love it, they are constantly yelling out to me from all ends of the house telling me where the flies are. Even they’re not too bad a shots themselves.

After a few days of using the Bug A Salt 3.0 it was hard to find anything negative to say about it really, it completely exceeded my expectation plus more. It has managed to turn the appearance of a fly from an annoyance to excitement. Sometimes I even leave some food out for bit just to try and attract some more targets because it’s just that much fun.


  • Does exactly what it’s supposed to do
  • Heaps of fun to use
  • Very highly rated on Amazon
  • Made out of good quality plastic
  • Really easy to use
  • Durable


  • Seriously addictive
  • Leaves a trail of dead flies everywhere
  • Some people struggle cocking the handle back

Bug a salt 3.0 salt gun updated Features

  • New Cross-Bolt Safety!  Once it’s on, it’s on.  Once it’s off, it’s off. Feel free to rapid fire, folks!
  • Sleek design has streamlined the feel of the gun.  It’s like butter on toast.
  • Updated engineering on trigger mechanism.  It’s now VERY light – so be careful!  Keep away from children, pets, & idiots. 
  • Barrel has been lifted & patridge sight added for extremely accurate shooting.  You can shoot the fly in the back of the neck now!
  • Improved, more durable salt hopper makes tactical reloads easy during the heat of battle.
  • Stronger spring creates a tighter salt pattern. 
  • Non-toxic and no batteries required. Uses ordinary table salt for ammo.
  • Recommended for soft-bodied insects: common houseflies, mosquitos, pest/poisonous spiders, small – large (but not XL) roaches, lantern flies, cabbage worms, earwigs and moths. 
  • Includes 1-year warranty, limited 2-year warranty with proof of purchase.

Here is an image of the red dot sight

fly salt gun

Bug-a-salt user reviews

Before purchasing a product it’s important to take more than one persons opinion in to consideration. Here are some user reviews for the bug assault gun.

The bug-a-salt is perhaps one of the most fun pest control devices on the planet. A tablespoon of salt, one bug-a-salt, and a plethora of large sluggish flies will provide hours of fun. Who knew that technological improvement to a fly swatter could turn your evening into a wild west shootout game?

Objectively, the bug-a-salt works excellently and is accurate and effective at 2-3 feet. 4 feet becomes a real challenge for the hunter, and any distance beyond that is almost always ineffective. The bug-a-salt is also a great deal of fun exploring the many modifications available, including lasers, sights, or even printing your own modifications with a 3d printer.

The only downside of the bug-a-salt is salt and dead flies everywhere.

My original bug-a-salt knocked flies down, but wasn’t usually fatal. Often they shook it off on the ground and buzzed up again. The new one seems to be much more lethal. Haven’t seen any survivors yet.

I was surprised with the build quality. It’s thick plastic, and heavier than I expected. Works great on stink bugs, and less destructive than my 12 gauge. I highly recommend this.

Out of the many positive reviews there were a few disappointed users, here’s what they had to say.

The idea and concept is great. About 3 weeks into my first one, it broke and died. They sent me a new one and it lasted 5 weeks. Hopefully they figure it out, because I loved using it.

loved my bug-a-salt BUT then it just stopped working! Only had it for 6 months and it just suddenly had no pressure behind the shots! Worked great for the first 6 months but will not last. For $50 bucks definitely not worth it!

Bug a salt 3.0 verdict

After using the Bugasalt assault gun for a week I can easily say that it receives a big thumbs up from me. Not only did it meet my expectations, it exceeded them! I’m even keen to buy the Bug A Salt Revolver to give it a try!

I was able to completely get rid of any flies or insects with ease, and had loads of fun doing so.

It does exactly what it’s designed to do, and is made out of durable, long lasting plastic which makes it good value for money. The fact that it has a long list of positive reviews only reiterates these facts.

I would definitely recommend the Bug-A-Salt 3.0 to anyone who Is looking for an alternative to fly spray or a fly swat. If you’re keen to get one for yourself then click here to get yours today.

Bug a salt gun 3.0 FAQ

How much firing range does the bug a salt 3.0 have?

Ideally you want to be within 3 feet of the target.

Does the Bugasalt 3.0 come with a laser sight?

No it does not, one will need to be purchased at an extra cost.

How many shots can the salt canister hold?

It can hold enough salt for 80 shots.

Does the bug-a-salt 3.0 need batteries?

No it doesn’t require batteries or any power source to operate.

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