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In the practical world the looks of a gun have nothing to do with accuracy, functionality, and cost of ammo.
Yet to some thats important too. Im part of them. I wouldn't buy a butt ugly gun if its next to free. Beretta made such a gun intended for CC.
I wouldn't give it a second look.
To me the look of it is par with the reliability.
Does it matter to you?
 

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I don't like to admit it but yes, looks matter to me if I'm honest with myself.
 

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I'm kinda old school. If it doesn't look something like a 1911, I don't like it. If it doesn't look something like an M1 or M14, I don't like it. I do have others but if I had to give up my Rem 700 30-06 or the M1, I would give up the 700. (no place to put a bayonet on the 700)
 

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Being confident in the use of a tool is difficult if you don't like the tool for some reason - fit, finish, form or function.

If you think a particular gun is fugly, you won't use it as much or in the same dedicated way, and you'll be less proficient with it.

That's my $.02.
 

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Really? Ugly guns! There are no ugly guns. Interesting, strange looking, different, maybe but ugly? Not! I actually like guns that are different than the norm and I would rather have and use one of those than some of the newer style handguns that are available now. They mostly all look just like the next one. So there!
 

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Yeah, it matters a little bit to me because my artistic sensibilities aren't well honed, especially with respect to pistols. Many semi-auto polymer pistols - these days - look similar...to me. Rifles are another matter because I'm somewhat partial to wood stocks. Yes, they're heavier and can ding, dent, crack easier but it's what I grew up with. My first 'black gun' was an M16 in basic training (1975) and it didn't knock my socks off at the time.
 

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1964 basic training, whatever it was they gave us to point down range, I made marksman with the first time through. I just remember that it sure felt 'heavy', that has been way too long ago for me to remember much..... I loved KP duty though :)
All the bacon and eggs and hashbrowns I could eat, and a roof over my head, instead of sloggin through the rain pits. ha ha ha.
that was because I refused to give into the sgt about spit polishing my boots, I said "sir, they meet regulations and that is all I will do".
Probably had that attitude because I grew up on a farm and was 21 before going into basic training.
 

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Yeah, it matters a little bit to me because my artistic sensibilities aren't well honed, especially with respect to pistols. Many semi-auto polymer pistols - these days - look similar...to me. Rifles are another matter because I'm somewhat partial to wood stocks. Yes, they're heavier and can ding, dent, crack easier but it's what I grew up with. My first 'black gun' was an M16 in basic training (1975) and it didn't knock my socks off at the time.
I prefer wood stocks too, even old military stocks.
 

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1964 basic training, whatever it was they gave us to point down range, I made marksman with the first time through. I just remember that it sure felt 'heavy', that has been way too long ago for me to remember much..... I loved KP duty though :)
All the bacon and eggs and hashbrowns I could eat, and a roof over my head, instead of sloggin through the rain pits. ha ha ha.
that was because I refused to give into the sgt about spit polishing my boots, I said "sir, they meet regulations and that is all I will do".
Probably had that attitude because I grew up on a farm and was 21 before going into basic training.
1963 basic training. I shot expert with the Garand M1 30/06. Got issued a good one. Most of the training M1 s were worn out and wouldn't shoot a 6 inch group at 100 ft.
 
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