OC in Nevada and Arizona??


Nevmike

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Can someone tell me if it is legal to open carry in Nevada and Arizona??Thank you..
 

Depends upon where you OC if you will be harassed or not. We aren't harassed here in my town.
I've not heard of anyone being harassed outside of LV and Reno. But, OC appears to be (my personal observation) less common here than in AZ-even in small towns.
 
I have heard of folks being harassed on the strip in Vegas. But I have OC’ed in Vegas but I don't go down to the strip anyway. Clark County has some weird laws that were grandfathered when Nev. did the state firearms law preemption, so some care must be taken there.
I personally have OC'ed all over Nev a fair bit without any issue. Especially Northern Nevada in including Reno, Fallon, Winnemucca, and all points between. In casino areas especially Vegas, watch your P's and Q's, a number of casinos are NOT firearm friendly. Also check the restaurant/bar carry laws.
Arizona is totally cool OC.
All this said, check each states laws, there are some little thing you’ll want to know yourself. I live in Utah and travel between Ut, NV and AZ frequently and OC all the way since I’m accustomed to the local. I would not want to try and give the complete OC download, as I might forget something that could get you in hot water. A case in point, in UT, if you do not have a CC permit, you may not carry “loaded”, ie auto with loaded mag, but nothing in the chamber is the UT legal definition of “unloaded”. AZ nor NV have a “loaded” vs “unloaded” requirement similar to this.
Check opencarry.com for some good state by state info.
 
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AZ is an open carry state. In that AZ laws makes open carry legal.

NV is a "free carry" state. In that there are no NV laws that make open carry legal or illegal.

Open carry is more common in Northern NV and uncommon in Southern NV.
LVMPD recommends that you do not open carry where all the tourists are at (casinos/the strip/Fremont St).
 
Open carry is more common in Northern NV and uncommon in Southern NV.

With the exception of Pahrump, just North of Las Vegas. I've seen more open carry in Pahrump than any other place in Nevada. Of course, it's in Nye County, unlike Las Vegas.
 
I have heard of folks being harassed on the strip in Vegas. But I have OC’ed in Vegas but I don't go down to the strip anyway. Clark County has some weird laws that were grandfathered when Nev. did the state firearms law preemption, so some care must be taken there.

Those laws that were grandfathered in for a while for Las Vegas and Boulder City have now been usurped by state law. Except for prohibited areas outlined by the NRS, OC is now legal in all areas of Nevada.
 
Having lived in Tucson; both Southside and North; I found open carry quite common especially when doing the weekly grocery shopping. Nothing makes you take notice more than a guy in full cowboy mode.:sarcastic:
 

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