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relocation information Arizona

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    relocation information Arizona

    As my better half and I search for a place to retire, Our interest have turned to Arizona. We both are able to legally carry in Nazi NY State.

    Can anyone tell me a brief explanation of Arizona Gun Laws?

    Does anybody have a particular area of the state they prefer over another?

    Thank you for your help/


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    Well, I moved to AZ from Ann Arbor, Michigan 3 yrs ago. AZ is an Open Carry State. For CCW. Is an 8 hour class, with test at the end. If you pay attention in class, you will get 100%. It is less then 20 questions.

    Shooting part is easy as well. You get 10 shots, all you need is 7 to hit the target. There will be 5 at 5 feet and another 5 at 10ft.

    As with everything else, If your background checks make it in NY, it will make it here as well

    http://www.azccw.com/requirements.htm


    PS. As of Sept 30, you can carry in restaurants that serve alcohol
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    where did you relocate to in Arizona?

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    We have all kinds of climates, from the desert to the mountains and tall pines. Do you want city life, or country? Cheap land or are you willing to pay for the good stuff? Check out www.arizonashooting.com
    Don't be surprised if you hear we have enough east and west coasters moving here already!
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    best case situation, small town usa would make us happy. Probably will look for a condo near sime golf courses etc. Want to be able to shoot for relaxation as well. We have never been to Arizona and but figure we had to start asking question to find out things. If the questions get the right answers then we shall venture out to check out the envirorment. I do like mountains. spent 20 years living up in Adirondacks and some time in the catskills. so mountains probable would be my first look.

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    Golf course communities away from the cities are expensive. That's where all the Californians are migrating. Mountains mean snow. If you don't mind, start out looking around Flagstaff, Payson, or Pinetop/Lakeside. There are great buys in the cities now because of the economy. Phoenix is only a two hour drive to the mountains. Are jobs a consideration?
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    How much snow are we talking? 10 - 15 storms a year 10" or greater? When it is not snowing, what are the winter temperatures like?

    Jobs, I would more then likely want to work part time. Wife would like to be near an airport since she works for TSA.

    Pricey/snobbish we are not looking for. I'm a Prison Guard so I'm not on a high and mighty kick.

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    TSA is pretty much gonna force you to Phoenix or Tucson. There are state and federal prisons and county jails nearby both. No need to worry about snow in either of those cities, but you're close enough to see it in the winter. Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the country, but doesn't feel like it because it's so spread out. You'll find all the amenities of a large city though. Tucson is smaller, but still large enough to find things to do. Like a big little town. Major universities in both places. Phoenix has all the sports teams, plus a ton of spring training. Also has NRA and drag racing if you're so inclined. Plan on 100 days of 100+ degrees. The rest of the year is beautiful. Mexican beaches are less than three hours away.
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    I've lived here 4 years. Thought I would hate it, but I love it. It's a great state.

    I live in Peoria (NW suburb of Phx). Pretty much what they said above is true. Plus, they just passed several pro-gun measures in AZ, including the ability to carry in an establishment that serves alcohol, if you're not drinking. Very gun-friendly and self-defense friendly state IMO.

    If you like the mountains, you might look at the north side of Phoenix. Pretty close to several lakes and the mtns. Also, I live 15 minutes from the best gun range I've ever been to or heard of:

    Ben Avery Shooting Facility

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    I live in Bullhead City, Arizona. It's called TRI-STATE, it's a twenty minute ride to California and a ten minute ride to Laughlin, Nevada where you have ten great casinos. Two miles from the Colorado River, ten miles from Lake Mohave, and ninety miles from Las Vegas. Population around 40K and property is abundant and at fair prices. If I want to do some shooting, I just drive three miles down the road and shoot to my hearts content. Summer is not for the faint of heart. Winters are wonderful.

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    Our A7E squadron spent a month on deployment at the Marine Corp Air Station in Yuma where we ran ordnance (bomb, missile and gun) sorties daily on their range in preparation for our Westpac to Vietnam. I remember how hot it was, but it was more of a dry heat compared with the humid heat we encountered stationed in Florida. We were also close to St. Luis Mexico and made a few quick trips during the weekends there; back than it was a pretty wild place. Yuma was also the first place I drank a Coors beer which wasn’t yet available nationwide. I have fond memories of Yuma, Arizona, but it probably wouldn’t be as much fun living there as a civilian. Good luck with your relocation. :)

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    Sounds like the Phoenix metro area might be best for you guys. That will get you close to the airport and employment for you as well.

    Nothing is too far a drive from the NW valley; I might look in Peoria north of the 101.
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    I appreciate all the advice that has been written here. You guys gave me places to start looking. you are the best.

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    Start looking for homes or neighborhoods. Feel free to PM me. I'm a retired Deputy and know the county very well, good neighborhoods and bad. I'd be happy to advise you on the different parts of town. If I had a rough idea of what you're wanting to spend, it would help the search.
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