Say it isn't so. As a lefty myself I chose this carbine for the price, the lefty accessibility, and a bullpup upgrade that combines the two. The only thing I don't like is the bare barrel up front. By the way this is the 995 with the 19" barrel. I have an idea for that but hope my final design lives up to my vision. The fore grip pivots to 45 and 90 degrees but equally functional when stowed away flat. Finally getting some rounds in next week to bust her cherry.