So looks like I'll be picking up an EBR within the month. Ive done quite a bit of research, and almost completely decided on what I want to get, save one detail. I have decided to go Daniel Defense, either a XV or XVM. My entire goal is to keep the rifle light and fairly simple. Planned mods are: MIAD grip CTR stock MOE handgaurd Eotech EXPS 2.0 Troy flip up rear sight So the dilemma comes with whether to go carbine or mid length. Aesthetically the mid is a little better to me, because the barrel doesn't look like it is sticking out a mile. I understand that reliability and wear on the weapon is better with the mid. I tend to think that the carbine would have to be lighter, though I'm not sure how much. I'm guessing that 2 inches of gas tube and hangaurd cant weigh more than an ounce or 2. So what say ye' brain trust? Carbine or Mid?