The notion of High Risk/High Reward is very much a special weapon characteristic. The sniper rifle has almost no use at close range, the shotgun has next to no range and the fusion rifle has a delay/charge time for every shot. Why not make a gun with limited clip size that specializes in headshots into a special weapon instead of a primary weapon? IMO it'll encourage people to actually use it.
Idk why people want it as a Primary. Just being different for the sake of being different I guess. It make more sense as a Special. And, as a realest, the Sniper make more sense as a Primary. [Shotty Snipes? Sniper, Hand Cannon?] But, as a gamer, I like it where it is. I would [b]love[/b] if the Hand Cannons were a Special. I would run it a lot more.