I also recommend you join state level gun organizations and the GOA. I'm a member of the NRA, and working on some state level organizations. I'm also waiting till January to join the GOA, because their memberships are based on a yearly reset so I'll wait till it resets in January then purchase my membership.
"It's a gun you loaded on Sunday, and shot all week."
"If God didn't create man equal then Sam Colt had made them equal."
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything."