Mid State Firearms has these ar15 uppers for $199 assembled. They have a 12" lightweight mlok free float handguard. link here: 16" 223 Wylde Melonite 1:7 Ar15 upper with 12" Light MLok Rail
Located in Clinton if you want to just pick one up locally.
I don't know how many people here know of Ian and Karl from InRangeTV but, I have a ton of respect for them and I have started to looking into attempting their What Would Stoner Do Rifle. Basically it is a modern look on how Eugene Stoner would build an AR using modern material and...