I agree it is cheaper, but going to the CMP store was an EXPERIENCE for me. I can dig out the business card of the staff member who helped me if I need to. 5 years on I can't remember his name, but I still remember his face and how helpful he was to me. I few as though I got a much better rifle going in person.
Actually, I had them mail it to me even though I picked it out.
$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.