I bought this gun for a photography project I was doing and I needed it to look as realistic as possible. For this purpose it was great. I'm not a big fan of guns but needed it to give the right effect in the photographs I was taking. It did this very well looking extremely realistic. The gun is of medium weight I guess weighing the same as a large mug of coffee or half a bag of sugar. The matt black finish makes the realism more effective. If you need a cheap imitation gun that appears visually genuine. I would recommend this one.