Alaska residents we will ship it to your freight forwarder in Washington. I have heard their quality control sucks, and that newer guns are better than the older versions. They are 14x1mm left hand thread. The NE is especially weird in that one state will be totally against law abiding citizens with guns and the next one will embrace them. Yes, it is basically a clone of the Kel-Tec P, but better looking and comes with two magazines and extended baseplates for both. It was also expensive, and the French government had never been known for spending money on colonial military forces that could be avoided.