The entire community has been asking for changes to hand cannons so that there are other perk options down the middle besides Rifled Barrel. The only thing the 188.8.131.52 did was enforce that Rifled Barrel is an absolute necessity.
Yeah I had high hopes for this update for an eloquent blank buff to most primaries, not a nerf to special and crappy range nerfs to hand cannons. Year one primaries were chosen over secondaries because they were better, as they should be being the "primary," weapon. Now taking special away will force people to camp because ammo is gold. I want to use my primary because it's better, not be forced to use it because special is scarce. It's like they don't get their own game.