Just got back from a fishing trip on the Kenai. I stopped in Fred Meyer for some barley pops and wandered over to the gun counter. I was surprised to see that not only did they have a healthy stock of large caliber handguns but the prices were 10% less than I can get in the lower 48. Didn't look at long guns but assume they are the same.
Lesson learned, not everything costs more in AK.