Thanks! FYI an email from RRA did specifically say that the twist prevented the chroming. That said, I'm going to have to go with a regular right-hander AR rifle. The LEF-T sounded too good to be true - and with no chrome barrel and obviously limited production, I fear that spare parts would be nearly impossible to get. These will probably always be low priority in production. Good idea rushed out too fast without support - I can't spend over $900 on that.