Cleaning: Yes, a basic kit is a great place to start. Most people end up with their own preferred cleaning procedure, but just start off following the manufacturer's instructions and go from there.
Check: Without firing the gun all you can really do is look for any obvious signs of damage or wear. Make sure all the hardware on the gun seems tight and don’t forget to be sure you get the box, magazines, manuals, warranty card etc.'
General: Consider where and how you will store the gun when it is not on your person. What issues might you have to consider for instance children, elderly, curious guest or thieves. A training class is great especially if you have limited or no real experience. Then simply buy a bunch of practice ammo like Winchester White Box and shoot the heck out of the thing.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman