RTC...the reason I purchased the 85 over the 75 was mainly due to the magazine brake on the 75 (prevents an empty mag from being completely ejected from the grip). The mag release is for a righty, but, I believe it can be reversed. I shoot IDPA, therefore I did not want the brake. As a side note, I know I could've removed the mag brake, but, when I saw the dual tone 85, it was a clincher. I have approx. 2k rounds thru my 85 and have yet to have any issues. Very accurate, lots of fun to shoot. You won't be sorry with either purchase. Good luck.