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Firearm Performance Enhancements LLC is a Virginia Beach based Gunsmith company serving all of the Hampton Roads community, including Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, and Newport News. We specialize in repairs, modifications, and Cerakote refinishing services. At Firearm Performance Enhancements, we pride ourselves on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality workmanship. We are experts at what we do. We take the time to educate our customers on our the process, in order to keep our clients informed, and satisfied throughout the entire process. We look forward to earning your business!


Mike did some great work opening the load port, to facilitate quad loading, on my shotgun. I cannot wait to try it out. He is a wealth of information and has given me some pointers on a new project I hope to work with him on! He makes sure to deliver exactly what you want and will provide recommendations, he is a small shop that delivers outstanding services! You better believe I will be going back!

– Josiah Boggs

I discovered Firearms Performance Enhancements (FPE) LLC via their website. Finding FPE LLC was a great find indeed. FPE LLC fixed a problem that I was having with my Browning Hi-Power, 9mm pistol. FPE LLC is very professional and very courteous. FPE LLC is now my “go to” organization whenever I need my firearms repaired, tuned or simply deep cleaned. I highly recommend FPE LLC for any gunsmith work that you may need done.

– John Barber

Great guy, does amazing work, very reliable, and will be using his service again.

– Zachry Satchell

Mike went above and beyond with my Cerakote job. Fast turnaround and beautiful work. He is a consummate professional and knows his stuff. He’ll be the only smith I go to now.

– J Mo

Mike did an outstanding job on my Beretta bobcat! Quick turn around! Thanks again!

– Tyler Helm

Great pricing and fast completion. The attention to detail is second to none, would recommended coming here for all your cerakote need. Fantastic job done!

– Justin Stockdill

Mike does phenomenal work in a timely manner. He did a trigger job on my Colt M4, assembled a lower receiver and also reamed and threaded a shotgun barrel to accept screw in chokes. His work is amazing, he is very knowledgeable and professional and will definitely be receiving more business from me.

– Drew Holland

First time customer and leaned heavily on the reviews I read here to make my decision. I had a 1911 cerakoted by Mike and he did an outstanding job and turned it around in one week. Mike is a complete professional and works diligently to make sure the job is down exactly the way the customer wants. If you need an honest reliable and skilled gunsmith go see Mike, don’t hesitate you will not be disappointed.

– Andrew Alissandratos

I needed a buffer tube replaced. Gave Firearms Performance Enhancements a call at 18:30, was at the business 5 minutes later. Mike met me out front; he was professional and knowledgeable. Buffer tube was replaced without issues, and I was back home in less than 30 minutes. The shop was extremely clean, air conditioned and well organized. Won’t hesitate to go back for some additional trigger work that we spoke of when I get some additional time. Thanks for the work Mike!

– David S

Mike did a phenomenal job. He milled my 226 and also cerakoted my slide. He did it in a timely manner at a fair price. Referring him to others for sure. Thanks man!

– Mark Skibicki

Mike, the owner of FPE Guns, is an amazing gunsmith and truly an artist when it comes to Cerakoting. I brought my Glock20 to him to have the slide, mag release, mag butt-plate and slidelock Cerakoted. He was very patient with all my questions, and upfront with pricing (best in town, by far). His knowledge of firearms and the Cerakoting process was clearly evident as soon as we met in his workshop and started talking. Did I mention a one day turnaround time?? In addition to Cerakoting, he offers a wide variety of gunsmithing services, and I can’t wait to have him work some magic on my AR15.

If you’re wondering about who to take your firearm needs to, stop wondering and call Mike up. You will not be disappointed.

– TM333

Mike did a great job. Friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Mike delivered exactly what he promised on the timeline he said. I’ll go to Mike for all my weapons support.

– Kevin Searls

Having gone to multiple gunsmiths to try and figure out a problem with my rifle, this was the first to accurately diagnose and fix the issue. He was timely, gave a fair price, and very friendly to work with. I highly recommend this gunsmith.

– Daniel

Very knowledgeable of firearms and helped me figure out an issue I had with an AR. I live about 40 mins away from Mike and have an extremely busy schedule. He made sure to set up a meet at a halfway point to make it easier for me. Don’t know anyone let alone a gunsmith who does that! Even called to give more information about my issue on his own time. Anyway this guy rocks no doubt. Good and fair prices for what he does. I recommend FPE to everyone! Thanks again

– Mr Sig45

Mike Brini is very knowledgeable of the many fire arms available and will help you make the best decision for the right pistol for you and how you are going to use it.

-Ray Boetcher

Mike nailed it, he did my request in less than a week for milling a slide for an optic and a full Cerekote !!!!!. If anybody needs milling for an optic look no further, the price was really great and i mean great and really beats sending the slide out of state for weeks at a time. My pistol is on his page its the Sig P320 with the Vortex Venom. Thank you Mike.

-Jose Vazquez

Met Mike searching for some AR- lowers, he was the only one in town that had them and still charged fair price. Once you meet Mike, you understand that he is a great guy. Educational and easy to talk to, he will guide you in the right direction. I wanted something special for my son’s 21st birthday, so I collaborated with Mike on a custom patterned cerakote coated Springfield 1911. All I can say is WOW!, Mike came through with a fantastic “one of a kind” firearm that blew my son away. I’m looking forward to my next purchase on another custom piece.

-Scott Monds

Excellent service and incredibly fast turn around. Mike is fantastic to work with and knows what he’s doing. Had a trigger swap done on my Bergara and had Mike lap the scope rings. Very well privced and again, excellent work. I’ll be going back for my next project.

-Brody Casler

FPS did a great (and quick) job helping me with an Apex Trigger install for my new M&P SD9 VE. Mike was very courteous and professional to work with. Can’t wait to have him do some cerakote for me too!

-Ron Davenport

FPE Performs Great Work! Mike Cerakoted several parts for me and they look fantastic! A true artist, Mike’s attention to detail is outstanding as he protected all the holes in my upper and lower, so after cerakoting all pins fit perfectly and the upper/lower fit like a glove! I highly recommend FPE!

-P.A. Dyer

I Took my Canik Elite to Mike for a cerakote job, and let’s just say, he’s totally got a customer in me! He was very knowledgeable about the process, he definitely knows his stuff. Beautiful work, he gave EXACTLY what I asked for at a reasonable price. I refit my slide that he worked on back to my frame, racked it back ONCE, and there were NO imperfections in the movement of the slide. She FLEW right back into battery no problem. Thank you Mike I really appreciate it!

-Taurean Cooke

I’m from out of town and here on vacation. While I was here I decided to get my sights upgraded on my Springfield XD mod 2. to a set of Truglow Tritium/fiber optics. Mike was the only gun smith who was able to switch out my sights and was able to do it at a moments notice. He was very knowledgeable and professional and took great care, especially since these sights had tritium vials in them. He had the right tools and knowledge and swapped them out in no time hardly. Excellent work.

-Chris Page

My first impression was that the work space was very clean and organized. For a place performing PRECISE work on firearms, that is very important. On top of that, the level of knowledge Mike has was awesome. Which made me confident in the work he was doing for me (swivel stud install and scope install/alignment). I trust his better judgement. I didn’t realize how much goes into installing a scope. Turn around time was much faster than I anticipated as well. Mike will continue receiving my business as long as I’m in the area.

-Jesse Kutchinsky

I’ve known Mike for about 5 years and he is a man of integrity. He is very helpful and knowledgeable about guns. I used to target practice many years ago but hadn’t fired a gun since my time in the military during Vietnam. Mike listened carefully when I described what I wanted a gun for and set up an appointment to show me different handguns so my wife and I could handle them before deciding which one to purchase. I recently bought a second handgun from Mike and again he guided me through the decision process, answering questions and allowing me to make the final choice without any pressure to purchase. We’ve been very happy with both guns.

-Chuck Endicott

Highly recommend. Great, friendly customer service and Knowledgeable. Definitely will be coming back if and when any work needs to be done or need something new.

-Gary Jordan

Mike Brini is a neighbor, a friend, a fellow shooting enthusiast, and the person I am proud to call “my gunsmith.” Why? Because when you count on your firearms to perform at their best, you want a gunsmith you can trust to make sure that they will and who will treat your firearms like you want them to be treated. I know how Mike treats his firearms and I know that he treats every customer’s firearms with the same attention to detail and precision that he gives to his own firearms. Mike has worked on several of my rifles and several of my pistols and in each case their performance was significantly improved. The work was done in a timely fashion and the prices were very reasonable. When Mike returns a firearm to you that he has worked on, you’ll know that you made the right decision in selecting him as your gunsmith. My only worry is that he doesn’t get so busy that he and I don’t have time to go to the range together anymore!

– Thom Moriarty

I was a police officer for 16 yrs and have a lot of experience with firearms. I had a friend of mine bring me a 1903 Forehand 32 revolver that the cylinder would not advance. My friend told me that he took to a Gunsmith but was told that the gun was not repairable. I brought the gun to Mike Brini’s shop and had it back in a week. The gun was fixed and my friend could not believe it. By the way, Mike’s shop was so impressive. Later I ended up getting a Pistol from Mike for my wife.

I have known Mike for about ten years now and have found him to be a man of conviction and integrity. If he can’t do you any good, he won’t do you any wrong.

– Genesis Marcum

I was recently at Firearms Performance Enhancements to drop of Ol’ Faithful. She is an old High Standard Mark IV .22 revolver. Well… she has not been so “faithful” lately. The timing was off on one of the cylinders and it had sheared a round, which is an unnerving experience. (I prefer the lead to go out of the end of the barrel!) The pistol does not have a lot of monetary value, but it is part of the family. It has been responsible for teaching my wife and daughter to shoot, plinking with my sons and it has sent a few snakes to their maker. Well, Mike quickly called me to let me know that the parts needed were no longer available, but assured me that he would do his best fix the gun. The next day I received another call letting me know that he had located one of the obsolete parts and was able to make the other part. I can’t wait to get the ol’ girl back. I wouldn’t think of trusting my firearms to anyone else. Mike is a true craftsman with a high level of integrity.

– Greg S

Outstanding job Mike did on fitting my barrel and action for my latest rifle build. Bedding job was superb; I am very confident that it alone will make my rifle more accurate and consistent. Thanks again Mike.

– Chris Fairbanks

I had Mike take a look at an old family shotgun missing some pieces in the safety switch, he had it broken down and gave me a very reasonable price to clean and repair. I was impressed when I saw the results, it’s like a new gun again. I will definitely use Mike for any future repairs.

– Chris Buck

Mike kindly shares his knowledge and respect for firearms. A man of integrity hard to find in this day and age. I look forward to future purchases and upgrades by firearms performance enhancements and would recommend him to friends with confidence!

-Jason Beane

Mike’s the man! Outstanding work and quick turnaround. Highly recommended for any custom gun work!

-Daniel Farnsworth