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Posted: 1/23/2021 7:40:32 AM EST
Signed an employment contract yesterday. We'll be moving to the west side of PHX by the end of spring to beginning of summer. I have several friends already in the area.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 10:29:24 AM EST
Welcome to the West side!
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 10:42:44 AM EST
Another westsider here, welcome.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 10:57:43 AM EST
Where about a west side !!??? Maryvale
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 2:12:47 PM EST
Not sure we've looked at houses online from Peoria to Goodyear. We're going to contact a realtor this coming week for our house here and one for there.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 4:49:37 PM EST
Welcome to Arizona!  Help make Arizona great again!
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 5:57:14 PM EST
West side is best side
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 6:04:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mojeb21:
Where about a west side !!??? Maryvale
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lol.

I hope you meant FAR west side, or at least northwest(even the Arrowhead area is getting sketchy)

Good luck OP.  North Phoenix here.  I grew on the "west side" 67th/Peroria.
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 6:54:16 PM EST
Moving from Libtard Georgia to Libtard Arizona. Good luck and welcome to hell. AZ Sucks now.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 12:09:34 PM EST
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Not sure we've looked at houses online from Peoria to Goodyear. We're going to contact a realtor this coming week for our house here and one for there.
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Welcome to Az!  

I’m a realtor and can help with your search in the west valley.   I’ll PM you my contact info.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 10:00:02 PM EST
Just moved to peoria in june like it so far.Reasons for us was wanted to be on west side of town since we usually do river in summer and glamis in winter so its easier getting out of town.

Not to bad a drive to pleasant either to jet ski or boat also.
Link Posted: 1/24/2021 11:03:11 PM EST
Folks often post questions about Shooting in AZ on forums, I often reply, I finally saved my replies so I won't have to retype everything each time. This probably gives more info than you asked for but its easy to copy/paste. latest update in June 2020.

Websites:
http://www.arizonashooting.org/ web group
http://www.azshootingzone.com/forums/ web group
https://arizonagunowners.com/ web group
https://www.ar15.com/forums/hometown/Arizona/13/ another web group
http://www.phoenixrodandgun.org/ A club with a range in south phoenix
http://www.rsscaz.com/ A club with a range in east Mesa
https://www.azgfd.com/shooting/basf/ A range with clubs in north phoenix.
all 3 have public ranges and competition ranges and active competition groups
http://arizona-rifleshooting.com/ my website about competition

orgs:
http://www.asrpa.com/ our state association they do: competition, training, education, run a range west of phoenx and civil rights advocacy.
http://www.azcdl.org/ is 100% civil rights

AZ has open carry and constitutional carry. Take the AZ CCW class anyway, its useful info and the permit is your proof of background check so you don't have to go thru NICS when you buy.


There are 4 or 5 nice outdoor shooting ranges in the Phoenix area. See below. (As well as several indoor ranges I don't know much about.)

I've been a member of both PRGC & RSSC for over 20 years, (and have been a volunteer, match director, coach or club officer in those years).

Both RSSC & PRGC are true member-run clubs, both lease their dirt (RSSC from AZGFD, PRGC from PHX city park).

Ben Avery is a AZGFD owned and run facility, landless clubs reserve  the various ranges and run shoots there.

A smaller range, Joe Foss range in Buckeye, an hour west of Phoenix, is run by ASRPA.

All 3 larger ranges have a public range, the 2 clubs offer membership. All 3 have lots of competition style events. Every scheduled competition or practice style event at the 2 clubs and the clubs that use Avery are open to everyone, most by walk-on, some shoots take advanced entry reservations.

Both PRGC and RSSC cost about the same to join. Each has a main range and 6 or 8 specialty ranges. RSSC faces north, PRGC faces south (low winter sun is unpleasant to shoot in) PRGC High Power range is configured properly with 1 pits and 3 firing lines, Rio is backwards, 1 firing line and 2 pits.

RSSC tries to run itself like a business, all members have to leave when the last RO clocks out, even if there are still 3 hours of sunlight remaining. All the specialty ranges (except shotgun) require a lengthy approval process to gain access. On top of that, there is a tedious process to get the after-hours pass that allows weekday shooting till 9.  RSSC has the best sporting clays field in the state, perhaps all the states. But they don't allow carry.

PRGC is much more member-friendly. members can use most (but not all) ranges without a special qual process. PRGC is very friendly for members bringing guests and allows carry.

BASF has about 80 firing points on the public range and 15 or 20 trap/skeet/clays fields and a huge archery area. The facility also has about 15 other ranges reserved by clubs for shoots including 100 firing points to 1000yds on high power, 2 silhouette ranges and about a dozen practical bays.

PRS-style shooting is monthly at a private shooting site called "Cowtown" in the west part of the valley not far from Ben Avery. And a monthly shoot at RSSC.

BLM is opening some formal maintained shooting sites in the west valley desert.

There are some nice outdoor ranges in Tucson, also near Casa Grande, Flagstaff, Payson, Kingman, Yuma and other parts of the state.

As to shooting in the Desert, BLM and National forest permit shooting most of the year. State Trust Land permits hunting but NOT target shooting.  Indian reservations do not permit anything. Check the national forest websites, Tonto NF, the one closest to phoenix, has closed off shooting on hundreds of square miles nearest town due to dirt bike infestation and bans water jugs. Steel and paper are still OK, but plan on an hour drive to find a safe legal place. During hot weather fire seasons all the NFs ban shooting, camp fires and smoking.

Hunting is by drawing for tags to hunt anything larger than a quail or coyote. But lots of public land to hunt on.
https://www.azgfd.com/



Shopping in the Phoenix area:
BassPro in Mesa
Cabela's in northwest valley
2 or 3 Sportsman's Warehouse stores
lots of Local gun Shops.

Hope this helps, welcome to AZ, shoot good!

Poole

Link Posted: 1/25/2021 6:46:05 AM EST
Top of the morning to ya,  West Siiiide checking is as well




Sir James...
Link Posted: 1/25/2021 11:41:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AR-ZONA:
Moving from Libtard Georgia to Libtard Arizona. Good luck and welcome to hell. AZ Sucks now.
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You must be living in another place called "AZ/Arizona", cuz the Arizona I live in still kicks ass. Take your defeatist bullshit outta here.

OP: Welcome aboard!
Link Posted: 1/25/2021 4:19:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mojeb21:
Where about a west side !!??? Maryvale
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Laughs in Cashion.

Jay
Link Posted: 2/6/2021 12:59:58 PM EST
Please join AZCDL ASAP!
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