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NRA Member FAQs
Q: How do I change my address/magazine/online?

A: In order to change your address online, simply go to or email us at with your full name, your old address, your new address, and current NRA ID number and we will be happy to make the necessary adjustments.

Q: I didn't receive my Black and Gold Shooter's Cap. How can I get one?

A: Simply email us at and we will be happy to have one resent to you. Please be sure to include your full name, complete mailing address, and current NRA Member ID number.

Q: I paid for my membership and I am still getting bills. What's going on?

A: In order to make all our mailings as cost-effective as possible, we mail in bulk and prepare these mailings in advance. In some cases, your payment and your next bill will "cross" in the mail. If you have already paid for your membership, please disregard any bills you may receive.

Q: Is my Membership tax deductible?

A: Contributions, gifts, or membership dues made or paid to the National Rifle Association of America are not refundable or transferable and are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.

Q: What comes with my Membership in the NRA?

A: As a member you will receive:

  • NRA's black and gold shooter's cap or another gift depending on the promotion.
  • Your choice of NRA magazines: America's 1st Freedom, American Rifleman or American Hunter
  • A personalized membership card
  • An NRA member decal
  • $10,000 for Life Members and $5,000 Annual Members in Hunter's Accident (A,D, & D) insurance
  • $2,500 of ArmsCare coverage (This plan covers insured firearms, air guns, bows and arrows against theft, accidental loss, and damage. Activation required.)
  • Discounts on car rentals and interstate moves and, if you meet credit criteria, an NRA VISA card.
For more information, check out the NRA Benefits site at:
Q: I would like to join the NRA but I don't want to submit my credit card online. What can I do?

A: You have several options:

Q: I want to join but I am concerned about my privacy. Is NRA membership data confidential?

A: NRA Membership data is considered personal and confidential and as such may only be accessed by the NRA and our agents. Your personal information will not be provided to any "mailing lists."

Q: What is the mailing address for NRA Headquarters?

A: That address is:
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Q: How can I reduce the amount of mail I receive from the NRA?

A: Simply email us at or dial 800-NRA-3888 and request to be placed on the "Do Not Promote" list. This will significantly reduce the amount of mail you receive without affecting important mailings, magazine service, or your membership renewal.

Q: How long does it take for me to receive my NRA Materials after I reply?

A: From the time you submit your application, it can take up to 4-6 weeks to receive your full membership materials.

Q: I applied for membership online but I haven't heard anything. What's going on?

A: When you submitted your online application, did you receive an email receipt verification? If yes, everything is in order and your membership is in processing. If no, please email us at and we will be happy to verify your new membership. Please note that Spam filters can prevent you from receiving the email receipt verification.

Q: I would like to become a Life Member of the NRA. Are there any payment plans available?

A: To fit the needs of most members, we offer the Easy Pay Life plan. Under this plan, members make minimum quarterly payments of $25.00 until the full amount of $1000.00 is paid. If you would like to get started or would like some more information, please contact NRA Life Member Services at 800-672-3888.

Q: Who is eligible for Distinguished Membership in the NRA?

A: Distinguished Membership is available to members aged 65 or older or to Disabled Veterans.

Q: I am a Disabled Veteran. What level/proof of disability is required to receive that discount?

A: Distinguished Membership is extended to all Disabled Veterans of the US Armed Forces regardless of level of disability. No proof of disability is required.

Q: How do I get a new id card?

A: Simply email us at and request a replacement card. Please be sure to include your full name, complete mailing address and your NRA member number if available.

Q: What is the difference between the three NRA magazines?

A: For a complete description of our magazines, go to:

Q: Does my NRA magazine come out monthly?

A: The NRA magazines are shipped twelve times per year.

Q: What is the difference between Regular and Associate Memberships?

A: Associate Membership has all the benefits of Regular Membership except Associate Members do not receive a magazine, cannot participate in NRA elections, and cannot hold office within the NRA.

Q: Does the NRA offer a "Family Membership?"

A: At the present time, the NRA does not offer Family Membership. Instead, many spouses of members take advantage of Associate membership and Junior Memberships are available for as little as $15.00.

Q: How can I reach the NRA-ILA?

A: Please contact the NRA-ILA at or by phone at 800-392-8683.

Q. How can I get information on anti-gun legislation?

A: For information on legislation, please visit NRA's Institute for Legislative Action Web site, or call 1-800-392-8683.

Q: I just joined online, what is my NRA member number?

A: Simply email us at and include your full name along with your complete mailing address. Online transactions can take 3-5 days to post to our viewable records. Once the information has posted, we will email your NRA member number to you.

Q: What is a Digital Edition magazine?

A: A digital edition is an exact electronic replica of your NRA official journal magazine. You can easily flip pages, zoom in, print, and bookmark articles. You can perform keyword searches across issues, and download a PDF version for storage. You need to meet the minimum requirements in order to successfully view the digital edition.

Digital Magazine System Requirements
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later
Firefox 3.0 or later
200MB of RAM
Safari 3.1 or later
Firefox 3.0 or later
200MB of RAM
Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher must installed!