Isn't this that pistol class lever action rifle? I have a buddy who took one out last weekend and he hated it. He told me that the stock was way too short to be pushed into his shoulder and the grip was not conducive to accuracy due to the angle the pistol has to be held. I asked about them because I was considering one for backpacking animal defense. Once he told me how akward the thing can be I started looking elsewhere. He is a true gun nut and I trust his word pretty confidently.