Next year (2009) the Remington R15 will be available with a thumbhole stock made by Bell & Carlson.
Is Remington hedging their bets against an unfavorable election result?
If they are it is a clever strategic move. The R15 has very little “evil”. With the new stock it has no free standing pistol grip, a 5 round magazine, an unthreaded barrel with no flash hider or muzzle break and is camo colored.