I have also been a USLS member for several years. Have not had to use it but does provide me some piece of mind. I am not aware of any other such services that provide protection for the various possession laws we must adhere to here in NJ. (As opposed to actual self-defense use.). Have you attended any of the USLS seminars with Evan Nappen? They are informative and you can address any questions or concerns (from reviews) you have with their rep.
And yes, I hope to god they are responsive when I need them.
Texas ain’t much different.
The first time I walked into an Academy Sports, and saw TONS of guns and ammo (and the ammo was out openly so you could get it yourself…no clerk required). Rifles and shotguns were in racks where you could openly handle them.
Because I lived in Nj for 21 years, I almost felt like I was doing something WRONG when I handled them in the shop, with no ‘supervision’. It was kind of a surreal feeling.
I guess living in the northeast, you get browbeaten that firearms are verboten, and those who own them are criminals.
Texas is VERY different in that respect. Talk about firearms, and what you own, where you shoot/hunt like is very common, like it was people talking about what kind of golf clubs you have and what course you play.
Now that I have my Texas DL…next step is CHL.