Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bighoghunter Jerky gun
Wanted to give it 4 1/2 stars. Fairly easy to use. Pain to clean out the tip of the cone. It would be nice if they'd add a tool to help clean the inside of the cone instead of fighting it. Just mix up your lean ground beef or turkey with the spice mix and the sodium packet put the material in the gun and squeeze out.
June 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hpiguy The Best Jerky Gun for the Money
I started making jerky recently and asked numerous friends what jerky gun they use. They all said they use this Nesco gun and seasoning packets for their jerky making.
After using it for multiple batches of venison jerky, I wholeheartedly agree with them.
The gun itself comes with a clear tube for the meat, not white like the product picture shows. I prefer the clear as you can see how much meat is left in the gun so I'm glad it came this way. Everything screws together easily and breaks down quickly for washing or reloading and changing tips.
It's easy to load with ground meat, and it's very easy to spread jerky in strips or sticks using this device. An entire pound of meat will fit into the gun and that creates enough jerky strips and sticks to fill three entire trays on my dehydrator. I did not try using non-ground strips of meat, the directions say it can, but I prefer to use ground meat.
The original flavor seasoning packets included are delicious. Just the right amount of salt, onion and pepper flavor mixed in without being overpowering or having the pepper take over the entire recipe like some do.
You get enough cure and seasoning to make five pounds of jerky meat (before dehydrating). Seasoning packets can be bought later in separate packages without needing to buy another gun.
Because the gun disassembles completely it's easy to wash and dry.
If you can use a caulking gun, you can use this jerky maker. Ground meat comes out of the tips without a huge amount of pressure on the handle and the tips keep it nicely formed on the dehydrator tray.
I definitely recommend this to the home jerky maker.
December 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by silentnyt Didn't work well
This jerky gun holds a lot of meat but the red plastic cap and handle are very flimsy. Even when the tube is packed half full, when you pull the trigger, the force pops either the handle end or the tip end off, making the thing unusable. The ends screw on but no matter how tight you make them, they still pop off.
This is a very inexpensive jerky gun but you get what you pay for. I returned mine and will buy a sturdier kind next time.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimS A Must Have if making Beef Jerky!
Just purchased a dehydrator and saw that Nesco sells pre-packed spices to make beef jerky. I saw they had a "Jerky Gun" and it came with spices so I figured "what the heck", might as well get the gun too and try it out.
BEST DECISION EVER!
It's so easy to make the jerky strips (with ground beef) with this gun! Holds about a pound of ground beef and works really well. I recommend this to anyone who is planing on making beef jerky out of ground beef with their dehydrator.
January 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JerryW Jumbo Jerky Gun
Easy to use and clean. It would be nice if the jerky gun would have an integral cutter or blade to cut the pieces because using a knife or just breaking off the pieces is awkward since the meat is stringy and does not cut clean easily.
March 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill nesco jumbo jerky gun works
This gun is awesome so far. I've only used it once but it is exactly as advertised and exactly like everybody else said it was. Easy to assemble easy to clean fantastic. I would buy another one in a heartbeat.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amack082 Nesco jerky gun
Very good quality, easy to use, easy to clean.. The clear cylinder makes it very convenient and you can basically put each attachment under running water and it's clean(wash with antibacterial soap of course) but it's super worry free...
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wvhunter very simple to use, good quality
This jerky gun is well constructed and easy to use.
February 17, 2015