You are correct! I'm a lefty and I would've probably bought this new version but I noticed it as well. I'll stay with my OG Belgian SCAR's.FN America is not calling the upgraded SCAR the Mk2 instead NRCH for non-recip charging handle. The verbiage also says it is now completely ambidextrous which it clear is not, there's no visible bolt stop/release. I'm all for a non-recip SCAR and will have to have one or the parts if ever available and backwards compatible with my Belgians.