Originally Posted by slappy
Palmetto State Armory has (had) about the best thing going in my opinion. Pre panic you could buy a nice mil-spec AR with hammer forged barrel from FN for around $800. That is where I would be looking if I needed another AR.
A year ago I picked up one of their FN 20" A4 complete uppers with BCG at $399 Intro price. I can get five shot groups of 3/4" with handloads. Way better than I expected from a chrome lined milspec barrel. No issues with anything and I shoot a lit of handload test through it every month. It is a PSA A4 upper (with M4 cuts) and BCG, and FN cold hammer forged barrel.
They shipped as promised with no ail confirmation but it arrived as expected.