Originally Posted by Quiet
You'll be very hard pressed to find a high quality gas-piston AR for under $1500.
ADDAX, LMT, LWRC and Barrett make great high quality gas-piston ARs.
However, their gas-piston AR uppers start in the $1300 range and complete ARs are in the $2000+ range.
I just bought (from G&R tactical) a 12 inch LMT piston MRP for $1580.00. prices are definitely coming down