Phoenix ( FEE-niks; Navajo: Hoozdo; Spanish: Fénix or Fínix, Walapai: Banyà:nyuwá) is the capital and most populous city in the American state of Arizona, with 1,608,139 residents as of 2020. It is the fifth-most populous city in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is part of the Salt River Valley. The metropolitan area is the 11th largest by population in the United States, with approximately 4.85 million people as of 2020. Phoenix is the seat of Maricopa County and the largest city in the state at 517.9 square miles (1,341 km2), more than twice the size of Tucson and one of the largest cities in the United States.Phoenix was settled in 1867 as an agricultural community near the confluence of the Salt and Gila Rivers and was incorporated as a city in 1881. It became the capital of Arizona Territory in 1889. It is in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert and has a hot desert climate. Despite this, its canal system led to a thriving farming community with the original settlers' crops remaining important parts of the Phoenix economy for decades, such as alfalfa, cotton, citrus, and hay. Cotton, cattle, citrus, climate, and copper were known locally as the "Five C's" anchoring Phoenix's economy. These remained the driving forces of the city until after World War II, when high-tech companies began to move into the valley and air conditioning made Phoenix's hot summers more bearable.The city averaged a four percent annual population growth rate over a 40-year period from the mid-1960s to the mid-2000s. This growth rate slowed during the Great Recession of 2007–09, and has rebounded slowly. Phoenix is the cultural center of the state of Arizona.

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    Phoenix Airgun Club @ Rio Salado Sportsman's Club Mesa

    It's hot but we're still shooting Airguns all summer long. We have an Indoor Olympic 10 meter range with 24 stations, also a 50ft indoor benchrest set up.... Outdoors we have 35 covered benches with 25 yard to 100 yard lanes, we shoot 25/50, 75/100 yard Benchrest. Also Silhouettes at 40, 50...
  2. ynotAZ

    For the Phoenix folks

    This is from a buddy. I hope to have a partial list later but, If you are interested, post or send a message: Ell, the order came down, so i'm getting rid of a lot of my eclectic collection, will be a lot of milsurps, ammo cans, some powder no no no primers lol some primed brass, shot guns...
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    Phoenix Area Dealers who sell guns on consignment?

    Can you folks recommend the best gun shops in the Phoenix area, who will sell your guns on consignment?
  4. GripItAndRipIt

    New guy from Phoenix...

    Found this site through Northwest Firearms where I've enjoyed th casual banter and whatnot. Pretty competent with most firearms, hope to share some knowledge and learn some things. Split my time between Central Oregon and Phoenix, will be spending a little more time down south here as the...
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    If you need to call 911 in Phoenix, you could be waiting an absurd amount of time

    911 dispatchers and police in Phoenix are severely limited in numbers https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/07/09/theres-something-happening-with-phoenix-911-dispatchersand-its-serious-n2592306
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    Best gun shop in Phoenix area to sell guns to?

    Can you folks recommend a few of the best gun shops, in the valley of the sun, to sell firearms to? or, to sell guns on consignment?
  7. GLSHOOTER

    Hot Nurse in Phoenix

    I just signed up and am in Phoenix. I was/am a Registered Nurse so by default being in Arizona I am a Hot Nurse. :cool: I am a longtime reloader and competitive shooter. I've be reloading since 1975 and have been in many competitive shooting disciplines since then. Lately it is a...
  8. Jammers1971

    Looking for a place for a company shoot near Phoenix, AZ. Willing to rent spot on private property

    Hello all, I work for a very firearm oriented lighting company, LightCo LLC, based out of Scottsdale, AZ. We literally have firearms in the office and warehouse daily, I have a rifle rack over my desk and we do Firearm Friday's, lol. We often take our staff and big customers out for a shoot to...
  9. bentline

    Custom Laser Stippling Services - Phoenix, AZ

    I offer custom laser stippling services for Glock firearms. For my latest projects you can view them on Instagram @bent_line Prices start at $140 for both grip sides and forward index points and go up from there in costs, depending on layouts and frame work options. Below is a picture for an...
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    New Member from North Phoenix / Scottsdale

    Hi Folks, I've been in AZ for about 12 years and have enjoyed marksmanship and shooting since I was a kid (anyone else get the NRA pro marksman award as a kid in Boy Scouts?) Looking forward to connecting with likeminded folks here in AZ.
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    AZCDL SAF Town Meeting Feb 16 in Phoenix

    AZCDL is having a town meeting Feb 16, RSVP with www.alangottlieb@saf.org[/email]"]www.alangottlieb@saf.org The meeting is Sunday Feb 16 from 2-4pm
  12. GunTher

    New from North Phoenix

    Hi, I'm new to this forum. I was a member of the original ArizonaShooting.com from 2005 - 2018 (GringoLoco). I'm a current member at the new ArizonaShooting.org (GringoLoco). I'm also on a few of the national sites. I randomly typed in "back page gun" the other day and the first hit in...
  13. DB is Here

    34th Annual GUN RIGHTS POLICY CONFERENCE FREEDOM NOW Sheraton Crescent Hotel September 20-22, 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

    https://www.saf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FULL-AGENDA-2019-9-16-19.pdf 34th Annual GUN RIGHTS POLICY CONFERENCE FREEDOM NOW Sheraton Crescent Hotel September 20-22, 2019 • Phoenix, AZ
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