If your thinking of buying a transferable auto and the $170 you save on transfer is holding you back I think you have missed some parts of the equation.
Still, it is a great idea to get a C&R. All kinds of distributors let you sign up as an FFL and you can order C&R things AND non-firearm items at a decent discount.
$0 of an NRA membership goes to legislative action or court battles. Not a dime. Only money contributed to the NRA-ILA or NRA-PVF.
Of course, you could just donate to the Second Amendment Foundation
I was feeling pretty good, then I looked around and realized I am not swimming or on fire.