" LOOKS" ..does it matter to you ?

" LOOKS" ..does it matter to you ?

Joined: February 17th, 2010, 8:12 pm

April 17th, 2012, 9:21 am #1

Granted that the most important thing is accuracy, than you have many more factors, Shot count, noise, power ...and so on.

But what about looks ? ....to me personally, a gun can have everything but if I don't like the looks there's no way I would buy it, I mean, I spend so much time with them I need something that pleases the eye too

There's good guns out there that I will never buy just for the looks alone

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DAQ Outlaw .452
Career 707 Ultra "Black Mamba" .357 "Tuned"
Career 707 Ultra .357
Career 707 III Carbine .25
Sumatra Rifle .25
Sumatra Carbine .25 "Tuned"
Career 707 II .22
Sumatra Carbine .22
AR6 Pistol .22
Walther Talon NP .25
Hatsan Torpedo 100 x .22 "Tuned"
Trail NP XL .22 "Tuned"
RWS 34 .22
Nitro Venom .22
Hunter Sport .177 "Tuned"
Hunter 220 .177
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Joined: November 11th, 2010, 7:58 pm

April 17th, 2012, 10:21 am #2

But of course I find a sweet looker more attractive than a dumpy thing made of plastic. Take a 1377, good little plinker. Now look at Airgun Artisians site and WOW, I had no idea you could look so good! Brings to mind the addiction of modding. I have dumped a small fortune into improvements on air guns. I bought a couple of high end rifles and I still want to redo the stocks, or get a master to do a nice ambi or lefty, or put some Mother of Pearl inlay into it.
Plain and simple, no looks don't deter me but I will be trying to doll her up and pimp her out, the gun that is.
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Joined: April 30th, 2011, 1:41 am

April 17th, 2012, 10:33 am #3

Granted that the most important thing is accuracy, than you have many more factors, Shot count, noise, power ...and so on.

But what about looks ? ....to me personally, a gun can have everything but if I don't like the looks there's no way I would buy it, I mean, I spend so much time with them I need something that pleases the eye too

There's good guns out there that I will never buy just for the looks alone

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Dragon Claw .500 "Tuned"
DAQ Outlaw .452
Career 707 Ultra "Black Mamba" .357 "Tuned"
Career 707 Ultra .357
Career 707 III Carbine .25
Sumatra Rifle .25
Sumatra Carbine .25 "Tuned"
Career 707 II .22
Sumatra Carbine .22
AR6 Pistol .22
Walther Talon NP .25
Hatsan Torpedo 100 x .22 "Tuned"
Trail NP XL .22 "Tuned"
RWS 34 .22
Nitro Venom .22
Hunter Sport .177 "Tuned"
Hunter 220 .177
Yes Looks Matter no ugly guns for me
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Joined: November 21st, 2008, 6:29 am

April 17th, 2012, 11:00 am #4

Granted that the most important thing is accuracy, than you have many more factors, Shot count, noise, power ...and so on.

But what about looks ? ....to me personally, a gun can have everything but if I don't like the looks there's no way I would buy it, I mean, I spend so much time with them I need something that pleases the eye too

There's good guns out there that I will never buy just for the looks alone

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Dragon Claw .500 "Tuned"
DAQ Outlaw .452
Career 707 Ultra "Black Mamba" .357 "Tuned"
Career 707 Ultra .357
Career 707 III Carbine .25
Sumatra Rifle .25
Sumatra Carbine .25 "Tuned"
Career 707 II .22
Sumatra Carbine .22
AR6 Pistol .22
Walther Talon NP .25
Hatsan Torpedo 100 x .22 "Tuned"
Trail NP XL .22 "Tuned"
RWS 34 .22
Nitro Venom .22
Hunter Sport .177 "Tuned"
Hunter 220 .177
I have yet to see an accurate gun that is UGLY at the same time...nt
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Joined: October 28th, 2010, 1:01 am

April 17th, 2012, 11:41 am #5

Granted that the most important thing is accuracy, than you have many more factors, Shot count, noise, power ...and so on.

But what about looks ? ....to me personally, a gun can have everything but if I don't like the looks there's no way I would buy it, I mean, I spend so much time with them I need something that pleases the eye too

There's good guns out there that I will never buy just for the looks alone

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Dragon Claw .500 "Tuned"
DAQ Outlaw .452
Career 707 Ultra "Black Mamba" .357 "Tuned"
Career 707 Ultra .357
Career 707 III Carbine .25
Sumatra Rifle .25
Sumatra Carbine .25 "Tuned"
Career 707 II .22
Sumatra Carbine .22
AR6 Pistol .22
Walther Talon NP .25
Hatsan Torpedo 100 x .22 "Tuned"
Trail NP XL .22 "Tuned"
RWS 34 .22
Nitro Venom .22
Hunter Sport .177 "Tuned"
Hunter 220 .177
If I had a beautiful gun that didn`t perform? not so good but a not so
pretty performer wouldn`t look bad to me.Agree with Davex

mark in mass
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Joined: January 31st, 2011, 11:45 pm

April 17th, 2012, 12:15 pm #6

Granted that the most important thing is accuracy, than you have many more factors, Shot count, noise, power ...and so on.

But what about looks ? ....to me personally, a gun can have everything but if I don't like the looks there's no way I would buy it, I mean, I spend so much time with them I need something that pleases the eye too

There's good guns out there that I will never buy just for the looks alone

==============================
Dragon Claw .500 "Tuned"
DAQ Outlaw .452
Career 707 Ultra "Black Mamba" .357 "Tuned"
Career 707 Ultra .357
Career 707 III Carbine .25
Sumatra Rifle .25
Sumatra Carbine .25 "Tuned"
Career 707 II .22
Sumatra Carbine .22
AR6 Pistol .22
Walther Talon NP .25
Hatsan Torpedo 100 x .22 "Tuned"
Trail NP XL .22 "Tuned"
RWS 34 .22
Nitro Venom .22
Hunter Sport .177 "Tuned"
Hunter 220 .177
I like a more classic look and feel , walnut is a must for me ! and it has to be a shooter to get me looking in the first place . I do see my self with a synt stock one day but not a space age looking gun , and thats JMHO and what I will spend MY mony on .

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Joined: November 28th, 2010, 2:13 pm

April 17th, 2012, 12:23 pm #7

Granted that the most important thing is accuracy, than you have many more factors, Shot count, noise, power ...and so on.

But what about looks ? ....to me personally, a gun can have everything but if I don't like the looks there's no way I would buy it, I mean, I spend so much time with them I need something that pleases the eye too

There's good guns out there that I will never buy just for the looks alone

==============================
Dragon Claw .500 "Tuned"
DAQ Outlaw .452
Career 707 Ultra "Black Mamba" .357 "Tuned"
Career 707 Ultra .357
Career 707 III Carbine .25
Sumatra Rifle .25
Sumatra Carbine .25 "Tuned"
Career 707 II .22
Sumatra Carbine .22
AR6 Pistol .22
Walther Talon NP .25
Hatsan Torpedo 100 x .22 "Tuned"
Trail NP XL .22 "Tuned"
RWS 34 .22
Nitro Venom .22
Hunter Sport .177 "Tuned"
Hunter 220 .177
Would you buy an ugly car? I remember the late 1970s and early 80s looking at a Bee man catalogue. Some guns were butt ugly like the Webleys while the HWs (which I'm sure Mr. Beeman twisted wiehrauch's arm to change the stocks) were so appealing that I just had to have one. I still have that R8.


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Joined: December 21st, 2008, 9:14 pm

April 17th, 2012, 12:31 pm #8

Granted that the most important thing is accuracy, than you have many more factors, Shot count, noise, power ...and so on.

But what about looks ? ....to me personally, a gun can have everything but if I don't like the looks there's no way I would buy it, I mean, I spend so much time with them I need something that pleases the eye too

There's good guns out there that I will never buy just for the looks alone

==============================
Dragon Claw .500 "Tuned"
DAQ Outlaw .452
Career 707 Ultra "Black Mamba" .357 "Tuned"
Career 707 Ultra .357
Career 707 III Carbine .25
Sumatra Rifle .25
Sumatra Carbine .25 "Tuned"
Career 707 II .22
Sumatra Carbine .22
AR6 Pistol .22
Walther Talon NP .25
Hatsan Torpedo 100 x .22 "Tuned"
Trail NP XL .22 "Tuned"
RWS 34 .22
Nitro Venom .22
Hunter Sport .177 "Tuned"
Hunter 220 .177
Crossman stocks look hidious to me and handle as bad as they look
don't matter how accurate a gun is when you are benching it in a rest, if the stock itself fits the shooter poorly that rifle will never reach it's actual potential
the reason we swap out Crossman wood is as much to improve how the gun fits as it is to improve looks

after all how many folks swap out Daystate wood for something custom?
not even too common with FX
had to get rid of my Monsoon's synthetic stock...my hands were just far too large for the thumbhole
with a new to me DaveG walnut stock it now fits me and looks light years better

to me it's usually form that makes something ugly and if the form is bad it's generaly not for me

ugly can take other forms though
I detest the cast in faux engraving on the Careers and Sumatra...it's just tacky
really like the rifles and have owned a few but always sold them when I tired of thier appearance


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Joined: November 14th, 2004, 2:41 pm

April 17th, 2012, 1:12 pm #9

Granted that the most important thing is accuracy, than you have many more factors, Shot count, noise, power ...and so on.

But what about looks ? ....to me personally, a gun can have everything but if I don't like the looks there's no way I would buy it, I mean, I spend so much time with them I need something that pleases the eye too

There's good guns out there that I will never buy just for the looks alone

==============================
Dragon Claw .500 "Tuned"
DAQ Outlaw .452
Career 707 Ultra "Black Mamba" .357 "Tuned"
Career 707 Ultra .357
Career 707 III Carbine .25
Sumatra Rifle .25
Sumatra Carbine .25 "Tuned"
Career 707 II .22
Sumatra Carbine .22
AR6 Pistol .22
Walther Talon NP .25
Hatsan Torpedo 100 x .22 "Tuned"
Trail NP XL .22 "Tuned"
RWS 34 .22
Nitro Venom .22
Hunter Sport .177 "Tuned"
Hunter 220 .177
I need acceptable accuracy, but looks follow very close. I've refused to buy many guns because they look like crap.
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Joined: December 9th, 2011, 12:00 am

April 17th, 2012, 2:33 pm #10

Granted that the most important thing is accuracy, than you have many more factors, Shot count, noise, power ...and so on.

But what about looks ? ....to me personally, a gun can have everything but if I don't like the looks there's no way I would buy it, I mean, I spend so much time with them I need something that pleases the eye too

There's good guns out there that I will never buy just for the looks alone

==============================
Dragon Claw .500 "Tuned"
DAQ Outlaw .452
Career 707 Ultra "Black Mamba" .357 "Tuned"
Career 707 Ultra .357
Career 707 III Carbine .25
Sumatra Rifle .25
Sumatra Carbine .25 "Tuned"
Career 707 II .22
Sumatra Carbine .22
AR6 Pistol .22
Walther Talon NP .25
Hatsan Torpedo 100 x .22 "Tuned"
Trail NP XL .22 "Tuned"
RWS 34 .22
Nitro Venom .22
Hunter Sport .177 "Tuned"
Hunter 220 .177
Yes, looks matter, and beauty is an opinion.

I spent the extra for a walnut stock tx 200 cause I like the look of walnut better than beech.

Thinking of getting serious about field target...

1. RAW TM 1000 is beautiful gun.
2. AA EV2 is beautiful too, but in a different sort of way.
3. The gun made by "he who will not be mentioned on this forum" is butt ugly in my opinion.

So it is going to be 1 or 2, 3 is off the list on looks alone.
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