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I've got a russian IJ70-18AH with the makarov.com concealed carry sight as well...HUGE upgrade over the stock target sight, IMHO.

I contemplated using a "Hi-Viz" bead for a short while...but decided it probably wouldn't hold up to the abuse.

I would send my slide off to get a it dovetailed, and a new front sight installed...but of all the research I've done, I'm yet to find a front sight I like out of the box! And I'm not going to spend $75+ to get my slide done, only to get it home and start filing and re-profiling the new sight to please me aesthetically.

I think a traditional shotgun bead would be a bit difficult to use...and I'm not sure I could get along with the looks--perhaps if you flattened to sides of the bead, but at that point you wouldn't be much ahead of the stock front sight.

Below is my alternative.
I painted the inside "U" of the makarov.com sight with argent silver enamel, and they front post with a blaze orange enamel. The key is to THOROUGHLY clean the surface (I used non-chlorinated brake cleaner). I've only shot 100rds since the mod, but it's held up great so far.
I used the same enamel on one of my .22lr rifles a few years ago--it's still looking like new, even after all the abuse I've given it.

Hope this helps!
 

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Sorry guys...the front sight "appears" rounded...but it really is just the crappy auto-focus feature of the camera not working how I wanted it to. It's still squared.

The rear sight was purchased at makarov.com...last I checked they were still in stock--they are a direct replacement for the "target adjustable rear sight" that came on the commercial russian makarov's.

The notch is a little wider, and makes sight acquisition much quicker. A+ to makarov.com for this sight...

If I didn't already mention it--that is the Hi-cap russiah (IJ70-18AH)...
HEHEHE.
 
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