I was pricing a Colt pistol today at the local gun shops and big chains - Cabelas, Bass Pro and Sportsman's Warehouse. The MSRP was $899. Most locals and the big stores wanted from $859 to $879. Wild West Guns had the same pistol for $1099. I asked the salesperson if they had the price right considering the MSRP which I showed him on my smartphone and Colt's website. He was disinterested and claimed that that was the price they paid because it costs more to have guns shipped it to Alaska and that he had heard that some could sell for a bit less but was totally indifferent and unwilling to debate their "Alaska Markup". I said that I could show him pictures of the price tags from local gun shops as well as the big chain stores, but he smiled and said that was their price. I asked to speak to Jim West and was told that was the price and that Jim west would not come off it, but would autograph a hat or something.
These guys are ripoff artists that do not deserve the business of Alaskans.