Don’t have these models, but a few years ago I bought a pump up model. Didn’t work all that well against hard shell bugs, e.g. Palmetto bugs, the State Bird of Florida, which were the ones that I most wanted to kill. YMMV.
@blaineg@Jackinga@werehatrack Yes and they also break crickets, grasshoppers, lizards, frogs… Often those are missing heads or in the case of lizards and frogs they lose everything but the legs. They really need to build those toys better. And once my cats tried to break a crow. They were not successful. The crow was flying across the living room floor about 2’ up dragging a cat by the wing. I liberated the unharmed crow. Cats were pissed at me and for days sat watching the fireplace for a new toy.
Roaches on the other hand they break by puncturing them with claws as they learned their lesson using teeth (their stomachs did not thank them). They would break them slowly after playing with them on my bed in the middle of the night bringing them to my bed just to play with them there. The rest of the time they just watch them. Or try to steal the stick mats I use to catch them, swiping them with their paw or tail.
@Kidsandliz Who cares about the plants. It just gets salt freaking everywhere. I made the mistake of buying the first one, and now we’ve got multiple styles because he thinks this next one will be even better.
@blaineg I just went and shot a crosman DPMS full auto bb gun that my friend’s son had. It was a blast but you get 5, maybe 6 magazines out of a pair of CO2 cartridges. I was sorely tempted to get my own though.
So I’m trying to talk myself out of ordering a Crosman Vigilante as shown above and then some of the salt rounds from Bug-a-salt. If anyone had refurb Vigilantes in stock I would do it in a heartbeat, when the airgun sites have them they look like they sell for under $30.
Today I encountered another of the inch and a half horseflies that show up in my backyard from time to time, and the regular Bug-a-salt gun just angers them.
@djslack I hit a carpenter bee about 10 inches from the muzzle and it went flying. Flying to the ground, pissed off, alive, and coming back at me. I love mine, but I have never been interested in the CO2 version.