So here is the deal. I currently have in my possession a rare Dave Dawson made single stack. When I called them I was told only about 150 were made by Dave. It is a gun a buddy of mine picked up in a trade and it is a very nice piece. The model is a Tactical Advantage "Spec Ops". The other day I was at my buddies shop showing off my shiny new Les Baer and he whips this out. He had picked it up in a trade from a Crimson Trace rep for the knife Arnold used in the Predator movie. He asked if I wanted to trade for my Les Baer for this one. So here is my conundrum: I really like my Les Baer, but this is a chance to get a rare custom gun built by the great Dave Dawson (who runs Dawson Prescion). I know that they will make more TRS's and I can probably get one next year sometime after I pay off a student loan. However, there are two down sides: The TRS was serving as a backup gun for IDPA. The Dawson has a bull barrel making it illegal for CDP and Single Stack in USPSA. Second, the rail is unobtrusive, but I wont use it much. It already has the Crimson Trace grips so I dont need a light on there for a bed stand gun. Plus it requires an adapter. So I have two main questions: 1. Does the Dawson Rail weaken the frame, I plan on shooting this gun as much as I would shoot my Les Baer. Probably around 1000 rounds a month as long as I have time to reload them all. 2. Would you do this trade? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!