- On October 21, 2016
- By John Smith
SDI Attends IraqVeteran8888 Range Day
There’s no better way to promote firearm technology education than in the field and being one-on-one with gun owners and supporters of our Second Amendment rights. Recently, Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI) representatives had the unique privilege and honor to attend the IraqVeteran8888 Range Day, an exciting invitation-only event that brought together veterans and those passionate about firearms.
Attending the event was SDI Chair of the School of Firearms Technology Zeke Stout, SDI Chief Education Liaison Garett Bischoff and SDI Student Ambassadors Brianna Phillips of Rock Springs, Wyo., and Sam Scurlock of Bunnlevel, N.C.
“My favorite part of the event was getting the chance to put my hands on and fire quite a few different weapons that I have had my eyes on for a while, such as the IWI X95 and Tavor,” said Scurlock. It was really great to see so many people and companies in attendance, having a good time and swapping stories and experiences.”
“It was one of the most memorable events I’ve had the pleasure of attending,” added Phillips. “Everyone was so hospitable and welcoming. It was an absolute honor to meet Eric, founder of Iraqveteran8888. Since the very first video I watched of him through SDI, I have always referred to his videos first for any job I have. I was also very excited to see a Sig Sauer P320. I had been looking to shoot one but with no luck. So when I saw it at the range day, and in my favorite color — a flat dark earth frame and a bronze slide — I HAD to pick it up. The whole trip was so wonderful and I only WISH I could do it again every year!