There's nothing to do with your guns 'cept open carry one (if you want'a) as soon as you cross the AZ state line. Leave all your heavy winter clothes behind... you'll not wear them again unless you go someplace else. Note... this is NOT Miami or SoCal... it's high plains desert. Carryin loaded firearms (pistols) in you car is limited to glovebox, center console or door pocket. NOT under the seat! An AZ CWP is easy to obtain... but you'll have a hard time concealing it... 'cause it's HOT here. Do NOT OC on Indian land (anywhere). Pay attention to signs along the road. Some of AZ is 'Open Range' and is posted with a 'cow' sign.You don't want'a collect a cow... or a horse. If you come down thru the Rim Country (Gila County) watch out for bears 'n elk in the road at nite.The terrain here may seem quite alien... 'cause it's nuthin' like Ohio. Carry water in your car (always).You can't OC in any place that sells alcohol for consumption of the permises... or any place that's posted. Bring sunglasses 'n get yerself a 'cowboy' hat. The sun is murder sometimes.
They named the place Phoenix 'cause 'Flaming Buzzard That Falls From Sky Shreiking For Water" won't fit on the road signs.