I have never been a big fan of Brass bead front sights. I like the F.A. fiber optic sight but wish that the optic was a little larger. I tried out a thought that worked out for me. I applied a drop of sprint white model car paint to the Brass face. It spread evenly and the edges of the bead are still brass colored. For my old eyes the bead not pops into view much quicker and crisper. If a person tried this and still prefered the brass color the paint could be easly removed with a Q-tip and paint thinner or acetone.