[QUOTE=freestater;4454404]short barrel and multiple accessory rails are for close quarters combat. House-to-house, urban warfare. Allows the operator to clear rooms without giving tactical advantage to bad guy hiding in various places. Not a reach-out-and-touch-ya kinda gun, but as other posters have said, the AR platform can be outfitted for a variety of situations.
I got a S&W M&P15 with a 16" 1:8twist. (that's a more intermediate range version)[/QUOTE]
Oh, at about 300 yds, I'll still get you. After that I have other......things.....:D