The should have made it a right folder for us right handed shooters. That hinge will bob you right in the mouth if you shoulder the gun quickly and arent careful. It does add a little length and 1.5" does sound about right without checking. The folder sounds like a good idea, but in reality, I didn't find it to be. Its shorter when folded, but also more than double the thickness. So its kind of a trade off. Kind of pricey too.