Having shot MBtGE's CX4 Storm again I came to a realization.
A carbine is not a lightweight weak rifle. It's a strong, longish, bulky, pistol set on 'Easy' mode. I think that is what attracts me to them.
Now what good are they other than that... You won't 'carry' one other than in very extreme shorter range social situations, (like defending your franchise store from rioters and looters.) You don't hunt with em. Being fun is a good enough reason.
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