The RRA Entry does not come with a chrome lined barrel, that is an option. It cost more because it included the side swivel, M4 handguards, tactical carry handle, and hogue grip.
I have M4 uppers with chrome lined barrels for 422.78
that includes bolt/ch, and M4 Handguards.
Keep in mind that is a M4 contour barrel without that hunk of something sleeved over the end.
I totally agree with you on the faux flash hider. IMO, its a complete waste of material and I'm embarrased when people in the shop ask what its for and I have to tell them, nothing but decoration. Thats why I offer the installation of a functional brake.