Re: umm, is there a way to change your name on this site?
The improved SA80 is a serious bit of kit. The old models had all sorts of issues but the improved models are reportedly much better and now more reliable than other similar models like the Steyr AUG, although I'll grant you that the AUG was a much better weapon fifteen years ago.
In close quarters, the SA80 is probably a better weapon. It's that bit shorter than the AUG although I do get your point. Certainly there was little sense in keeping the SA80 a few years ago before the improvements.