Taurus did it with their gold bling editions of the PT1911. A number of factory Colt special editions are ugly IMO. Most other factory 1911s are fairly good looking with a few exceptions. And then you have home brewed ugly: http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/colt-government-45-acp-c8835/ Why oh why do that to a nice plain pretty Colt? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!