I've said time and again that I am not a fan of tactical looking 22's. But there is a HUGE reason that there is such an aftermarket supply of such parts. People want them. In the end it's the rifles owner that determines it's worth. If the thing will hit the intended target then it' s effective. I see no reason to belittle a persons choice in weaponry.
All this being said I made a trade that I"ll be picking up some time next week that includes a 22 that looks like an AK. I've shot it and it seems to be pretty darn accurate for a "mock assault rifle"
. I can't say I'd take it to the woods for a little 'small animal genocide but it is a pretty entertaining range toy. I have several other 22's for things lie that anyway.
Don't worry what your Step-dad says about your 22 Bladerunnerfury
. I's yours, not his and if he wont go into the field with you then that's just one less person putting holes in your targets of choice. And if he does just make sure to out shoot him with your useless gun.