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    Vacation in Arizona

    Well if all goes well and Travelocity doesn't mess up my Airline reservations, I will be arriving in Phoenix on Monday the 26th and spend a week driving around AZ. I plan on driving north and seeing as much of that area as I can from Phoenix all the way up to Zion NP in Utah. If I have time I may even drive over to Monument Valley.
    I will have my XD9 and a mini revolver.
    Any words of advice on cities or areas to avoid or be extra careful in? I know about the NPs and the Reservations so I will download there. Some of the cities like Jerome and Sadona seem to be inhabited by a lot of "artsy" types and I was wondering if those areas may not be as gun friendly as other areas of the state.
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    can"t help you on those area"s but have a safe trip and enjoy.
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    Headed there in the fall myself.

    Did a similar trip in the late 70’s and carried an S&W 29 44 Mag everywhere, and had no problems. But then again, I was a vacationing deputy sheriff at the time, and the only place I felt it might have been a bit dicey would be the reservations, so I left my pistol in the car when we took the tour.

    When we where out in the desert I noticed several people open carry.

    Please let us know if you run in to any problems or have any advise when you return regarding airport quirks etc.

    Hoping the National Park issue will be resolved by then.

    Have a great time

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    The reservations allow for "pass through" carry only. If you go to Monument Valley and time allows it, consider seeing Canyon de Chelly south in Arizona. Some think it's more beautiful than the Grand Canyon. The road from Phoenix to Payson will take you through several biomes, from the desert floor all the way to tall Ponderosa Pines, in just over an hour. The trip from there north to I-40 is beautiful. Assuming you're carrying concealed, who cares what the new age folks in Jerome and Sedona think? If you're overnighting in Phoenix, stay away from the area around 51st Avenue north of I-10 and several miles in each direction. Maryvale has turned out to be crime central in Phx. Congratulations, you're getting here with the +100 degree weather! Enjoy our amazing state.
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    Thanks for the advice. I'm looking so forward to this trip. I've only been there once to see the Grand Canyon but didn't have time to see anything else. But I knew from what I did see I wanted to go back. So I'm headed your way. The 100 degree weather does not sound good but I think I'll deal with it OK.
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    As long as connecting states honor your state's CCL, it's perfectly legal to drive right across the border concealed carrying, correct? I can make a clean drive from Oregon to Arizona if this is true.
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    Sure, nothing changes as long as the states all accept your permits.
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    like the shirts say : Jerome is a biker town with an artist problem!!! only tourists flip out about it. i'd bet some of the "new agers" are carrying too. things are pretty mellow up north.

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    AZ has open carry. If you have a CCW from nearly any state AZ not cause you any trouble. I taught in Kayenta for a number of years and the navajo won't bother you unless you are in the wrong. Stop in Kayenta and have Dinner at the Holiday Inn. Then travel North on the highway Forrest Gump ran on. You'll pass by the Mittons and El Capitan. The Navi fanily who have a 'ranch' at El Cap is the Jerry Parrish family. You'll see their Hogan on the left of the highway about 300 meters across from El Cap. If you have car trouble the Mansker brothers (white's redheads who were abandoned on the res as kids after their parents were murdered and then raised by the Daw family) have a station across from the Holliday Inn.

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    Since you are headed north, I would stop by J&G Sales in Prescott to check out some gun porn. Ruger handgun factory is there also. Maybe stop by and see Gunsite as seen on Personal defense TV.

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    Thanks for the replies threefeathers and helitech. I had no idea Ruger was there. My poor wife aint going to like this. Think I'll keep my mouth shut and surprise her.
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    While in Prescott take Chuck Rogers and Don Williams out for lunch to discuss your new full-build customs!
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    Good stuff. Don't sweat it up North. Like another poster said, the only people who might get uppity about carry are the tourists. If you're CC then its not a problem either way, but don't worry about OC much either - thought I would suggest avoiding it in Sedona.

    If you plan on doing a drive, I would suggest driving Highway 89A all the way from Congress (Near Wickenburg), through Yarnell to Prescott. In Prescott, take it over Mingus Mountain into Sedona and into Flagstaff by way of Oak Creek Canyon. It's an absolutely beautiful drive once you start climbing out of the desert. Coming over Mingus and looking down into the Verde Valley and seeing the cliffs of Sedona in the distance is a view you will never forget. Trust me. I drive that mountain all the time. If you stop in Prescott and Sedona for a few hours each then it will take you most of the day.

    But, ahem... as far as carry is concerned? Good suggestions in the thread. I highly suggest checking out Handgunlaw.us for some of the carry restrictions on Indian Rez's.
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    I lived in PHX, stay clear of anything South of McDowell Rd, especially after the sun goes down
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