CMMG offers their complete piston AR for $999, and the upper only for $675. I intend to buy a good lower, and then get the CMMG upper for it, when my funds permit.
Stag offers their piston AR for about $1100, and the SIG 516 is supposed to be competitve to this (whenever they become available).
Wheelhouse #452, 10 Ring#5744, Mil Surp & MBR# 3006, ad nauseam
"By and large, the most successful riflemen were the over-mountain men of Tennessee." Richard B. LaCrosse, Jr., The Frontier Rifleman
"....the man with the rifle knows." USA AMU