I bought a new 625JM a while back and after two range sessions I can't say I care for the gold bead front sight. Unlike the three dot sights I have on my autos or the partridge front sight on my other S&W revolvers the gold bead reflects light at different angles and I don't get a perfect sight picture. Anyone know if the bead is actually gold or is it brass and is it inset into the blade. I'm thinking of filing it flat and level with the surface of the blade. If it's brass and I still don't like the sight picture I could use brass black on it. S&W wants $48 for the interchangeable partridge sight. Other than the bead sight I'm very pleased with it.