You know I like a lot of others have had this problem. When I called S&W they were very very nice and considerate. Telling me exactly what they told you. So I told them that I would take care of it myself. So I made sure to remove ALL the remaining remnants of the white paint, then cleaned it good with some alcohol. I picked up some Krylon "Glow Orange" paint and took a toothpick and slowly filled the hole with paint. A little at a time so that it would dry in layers and not remain a soft glob of paint too just fall out again. So far so good. And on top of that, with the Color I chose, it's A LOT faster picking up my front site! Most if not all of my times are faster especially practicing point shooting and double taps. You should at least try it, because if you don't like it, or it doesn't seem to work for you, all you gotta do is remove the paint and go back to white! I'm thinking about Blacking out my rear site at the moment. Good luck Later, and Keep your Powder Dry!