Awesome...good start. The FAQ's and the stickies (mine included) are a horrible read. All the information is there...there's just soooo much reading to do.
Since you're over 18, come out to one of these:
CQB - Aug 31st
CQB - Sept 27th
Regardless if you're all set with guns&gear...or have nothing at all...both of these events will have lots of guys on hand where you'll be able to get answers to most any questions first hand.
It's like compressing 6 months of reading through stuff on ASC into one evening where you get to shoot stuff!