Originally Posted by primer1
Having not served, feel free to correct me. Ideal carbine: 5.56 bullpup with good trigger, integral low maintenance suppressor so our people won't go deaf, 50 round or so magazine. With today's technology, why is something like this so hard and or expensive?
Sounds like a good idea on the surface, but the haphazard trigger linkages usually stops the idea in it's tracks. All of us would like to have a 20" barrel in the same package a 16 inch barrel takes. Maybe one day. Might even be someone on this forum that pulls it off. I have fired a couple, and the ergonomics would take getting use to, but I think most of us could adapt. The idea of taking a 20 inch barrel bullpup into battle is intriguing. Imagine having a rifle you can go into close quarters, yet take the long shot when needed.