I sent mine in during December, I have not received the card yet but I have started receiving e-mails from the NRA as well as the "Freedom" magazine. I suspect my card will be in soon. Have you started getting any emails yet?
When I did mine a couple of years ago, it took about 6 months to get the membership card. If I remember correctly, they save them up and batch mail them to NRA, so it just takes awhile to get everything processed I guess.
Yeah, and once you get your membership, don't worry, they'll give you plenty of notice of expiration. My membership date is May. I already have gotten renewal notices. The NRA could save a lot of money if they cut back a little on the junk mail. Just my two centavos.
Once you recieve emails/calls you can call the NRA and get your number if you need it for joining a club/range or something like that. If you number isnt ready that sometimes helps expedite the process.
Wife sent her application in in November and I sent mine in December. I'm already getting the emails but no magazine or membership card. Wife hasn't even gotten any emails. I emailed NRA customer service a week ago but still no reply.
I just called NRA and asked for my membership number. The representative gave me my number and said my membership expires 1/2013. She informed me that I was given an associate membership which is a $10 value and gives no rights or magazine. My wife also got her number and an associate membership
The Taurus free membership offer claims the membership is a "$35 value" and has you select a magazine and type of membership. I wonder if Taurus or the NRA is pulling something. NRA offered me an extended year for just $25 and the same to my wife. They also asked my wife if she'd like to donate. I'll be on the phone to Taurus tomorrow