I contacted Dan Wesson today to find out the difference between the Heritage RZ-45 and Valor. I had asked if the only difference was cosmetic. I asked if I could expect the same degree of reliability and accuracy from either model. Here was their response: "All our guns use the same internal parts, same attention to detail, fit and finish. Like you said, the main difference is cosmetics. You can expect the same level of accuracy." This means that the Heritage could be an excellent base gun for customization. I'm thinking of maybe buying a Heritage, and then sending it off to Stan Chen. The base gun can be had for about 1100. The Stan Chen work is about 1100. So, for about the price of a Les Baer, I could have a Stan Chen customized Dan Wesson. Has anyone gone down this road? If so, was it worth it?