So, this question is somewhat of a spinoff of AGL's discussion on "Are Guns An Investment" but inspired by a discussion with a friend yesterday evening. It appears to me (and at least a few others I know) that sellers, be they retailers or private individuals, seem to ask a higher price for revolvers than for autoloaders. There are exceptions, of course, and I understand this is a broad generalization.
For the most part, I assumed that heavy caliber revolvers were selling at a premium here, in Alaska, because they were in demand locally, that those same revolvers (eg. 44, 454, 460, 500SW, etc.) wold sell much cheaper say, in Florida, where there are no grizzly bears to defend against. Yet my friends in Florida, and some other states in the southeast, agree that revolvers, in any caliber, sell higher than an autoloader (high end 1911's being the exception).
What say you? Are the prices on AK List for popular Alaskan revolvers driven by local supply and demand, or is there some mystique about revolvers in general that commands a higher price? Or, conversely, is there something about autoloaders that inherently places them at a low price point?