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Originally posted by jhe888:
I like fiber front sights better. But a gold bead is good.

+1 on this. Fiber optic is my pick for a front sight to be used in daylight and a gold is my next choice.



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Now, what color fiber optic? They say that the human eye detects green the brightest, but sometimes I feel that the color red stands out more than green in certain backgrounds.
 
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I prefer green in a fiber optic.



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I had a gold bead front with a 10-8 rear on my EMP.
It was nice, but I sold the pistol shortly thereafter..









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Any particular reason to pick gold over brass? I assume it dosen't tarnish? I'm asking because I just picked up a surplus FN Hi Power and am going to send the slide to Novak for some sights. I was just going to throw some springs in it but decided "what the hell, lets do it up". I dont want something that will wear out (tritium) or something that may break (fiber optic) so I ended up on a brass or gold front. Just curious if the gold will be worth the cost.
 
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I don't have experience with either, but from what I've read they have different optical properties, with gold being better in a wider range of lighting conditions. IIRC, if there's any ambient light, the gold will "pick up" the light and reflect it back, where brass won't. I don't know if that difference would matter in any significant manner, though.



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I have one on my m29 and one on my BHP, i think they are great. I am 43 and my eyes have never been great.

I also use them on my DG rifles....very fast
 
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I have a gold bead on my Beretta 92 Elite II. Love it. Prefer it to my FO for range use. For real use I still am a Trijicon HD guy, those are pretty much my favorite. Wish they made them std height though. Odd how tall they are.
 
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