My name is Emmanuel Ajagbe and I am a student in the school of Firearms Technology here at the Sonoran Desert Institute, I began the program in August of 2016 and I will be completed shortly here in August of 2017. I had the urge to find a school that allowed me to learn about firearms, how they worked, how to maintain them, how to trouble shoot, and various other reasons that I just couldn’t get done at the local gun stores for one reason or the other. In my online search for a gunsmithing school which was accredited I found none that offered the use of Federal Student Aid, the Sonoran Desert Institute is the only accredited and certified distance learning program which allows GI Bill and Federal Student Aid to enable students to get the education the desire. I chose to do my first initial internship with Moriarti Armaments in Miami, FL my hometown making it easier for me to commute to the location and allowing me to experience business operations in the same market which I hope to one day thrive in. I learned a lot from my field study at Moriarti Armaments which is collaborated with Miami Gun shops where I was privileged to work as an armorer understudy learning how to assemble, trouble shoot, and provide solutions to the AR-15 and AR-10 platforms. I personally built in excess of over 10 rifle builds of both AR-15 and AR-10 platforms, checking every build in our in-home steel shoot housing. I experienced guns that were built to proper spec malfunction, most of these incidents were part related being solved with the replacement of the broken part. In the sales portion of my internship I learned how to properly place guns into our show cabinets, how to properly store weapons in safes at work closing, I learned how to run FDLE background checks and fill out form 4473’s when tendering the sale of a firearm. I also made two sales as an intern at Moriarti Armaments selling a Glock 43 and a Kriss vector carbine, this was within the second week of my four-week internship showing application of the information I was taught. The duration of the field study being four weeks is ample time to learn a company’s processes and learn or improve old skills. I would improve this Field Study by adding provisions to the students that compensates for gas, traveling, and facilitation of all necessary items required to operate at this field study. I have personally built my own AR-15 rifles prior to this field study but In this study I learned the proper order of assembly, proper use of tools, solutions for abnormal issues, and the management of time which all improved my total armorer skills. The AR-10 and AR-15 armorer learning aspect was my overall favorite portion of the field study. I am planning on furthering my career in the firearms industry post-graduation, I also intend on completing all of the available Field Study opportunities for SDI current and post grad students. My favorite class is the FTA 210-AR-10 Armorer course which I am currently taking in my final semester as an SDI student, the curriculum can be challenging but my passion for learning what I like to do has caused me to persevere. I would tell anyone that is interested in SDI that by having interest already shows that they are interested in firearms and the capabilities of working in this industry, this industry is growing rampant due to the necessity for educated gun professionals in our future. This is the perfect time to get into a career that will continue to grow and has unlimited latitude for development. My experience at Morirati was a lasting one and will be the foundation of my success in the firearms industry thanks to the Field Study Partner Relations Team at the Sonoran Desert Institute.