I'm no expert, but that engraving doesn't look especially good and being on a cheap budget gun doesn't help.
I agree. Maybe not the same as putting lipstick on a pig or engraving on a Hi-Point but even the lipstick is suspect in this case-to me, the engraving appears shoddy and crude and way over-done. But I'm no expert on engraving and often times photos can be very misleading both ways (making something look better or worse than it really is). Finally, though I wouldn't be so harsh as to describe the Model 1200 as a "cheap budget gun", I have to agree it is, at the most, a nice
budget gun. But not nearly so nice as to warrant a full-blown engraving job by a "Master Engraver".