It's only ugly until you shoot it. It's soft shooting and generally awesome EXCEPT for the stupid internal lock and internal firing pin. The lock can be removed with THE PLUG. The firing pin won't break if you dry fire with snap-caps. The rails are useful and the owner doesn't have to send the gun to a gunsmith to mount a red dot optic. The bottom rail accounts for modern tactics using lights. But, nostalgia seems to be more important than reason.