Despite the fact that 16" is the shortest legal length without going through the ATF, are they unironically the best length? They are short enough to be light and handy but are long enough to retain accuracy and velocity.
I dont see much point in having a 5.56 gun shorter than 14.5" or longer than 18"
After 18" the velocity gains are not worth adding any more length, and shorter than 14.5" is reducing velocity too much for a round that is highly velocity dependent.
Am I right or am I just a cuck coping with the fact that I cant own a gun shorter than 16"