Does anyone realise how gutting it is when you find out that you can't joing ANY of the armed forces because of something you were born with? I have a lazy right eye and an almost perfect left eye, but because it's my right eye thats bad I can't use the SA80 - i meet the visual standards for the army if my eyes were reversed (just to add insult to injury). Does anyone know anyone in a similar position? or have any thoughts on the fact that the SA80 can only be used from the right shoulder? I understand there is a lot of forces personnel here, so i believe i'm in the right place to ask this kind of question. Obvious the world doesn't evolve around me, so i don't expect any exceptions to be made to accomidate my bast*rd vision - but it is bloody annoying, especially when this army is apparently going through a recruitment crisis. Oh well, god knows what im going to do now. 18 years old, physically fit and keen/determined enough to give it a hell of a shot -but the shutters have been pulled so I guess that's that. Good luck everyone serving and hopefully when the SA80 is eventually scrapped (all be it could be 10 years) it is in favour of a rifle accommodating left eyed people like me... if it is, i'll be back. Cheers... rant over.