anybody know anything about these guns / how well they shoot, etc ? Check out their web page http://www.briley.com - they are very well known for sub-gague tube inserts into shotguns but I had no idea they were making up handguns.
A guy I often shoot sporting clays with had them do some work on a 1911 and he was extremely happy with the job they did. He won a 3 guage tube set from them but already had the full set for his gun so they did the same amount of work on a pistol. He had a Les Bauer pistol to compare it to and was more favorably impressed with the Briley. He is the only person I personally know who has had pistol work done by them but the couple of other reports I have heard have also been good.
That is a typo, it should say 38 Super. Briley has had involvement in handguns for a while and "came out of the closet" about it several years ago. They also rebuild classic shotguns of various makes and ages, they refurbished a late 1800s SxS Belgian 14 ga twist steel shotgun with external hammers maybe 10 years ago now. They also made a set of 28 ga tubes fo it so I can shoot modern shells in it. Great people and great work.