ouMost vise bodies are cast metal and China has the market cornered on cheap cast metal for nearly every use. See where all the reloading press frames come from... There are some that come from India but not like the numbers we get in from China.
Brownells sells the Multi-Vise but at $299.99 it is horrendously over priced. I use another version of this style but I can't find the supplier right now. I'll look on my PC tonight for the link. I think I paid under $100.00 ($89.00) for one like the Brownells but nicer and could be removed from the pedestal and flipped 90 degrees. There is also the Shop Fox version which Midway and others sell but it's not quite as heavily built as the Multi-Vise.
first of all, if your really going to do gun work, you will need several vises. the versa vise is available from several places (google it) and is really handy, but not made to do "heavy" stuff, bbl work, etc. any GOOD bench vise will work, just get soft jaw pads for it.