just a few months ago any kind of ar-15 looking anything was selling for $800++++
today were back in the budget ar-biz --at least till the next engineered panic kicks in --
bumping new lows too--
the cheapest ar-15 build i have seen was on a $60 blem lower with one of JSE miss-matched mid length complete uppers for $269 a $50 LPK and a $27 sportsmans guide $26 M4 stock --that was a few years ago too-- $406 or so out the door for a complete minus mag DIY snap fit kit--
today we got the PSA M4 upper for $289 shipped , $50 lowers , $44LPKs --all you need is a cheap M4 stock set SMG might still have that el-chepo $27 one so were talking $410 ish for a M4 clone--
as plentiful as M4 stocks sets are these days some one might just give you one and were talking breaking into the $300s!!
rolling your own ar-15s is about the least expensive shooting irons you can have these days.