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Why Join the School of Firearms Technology?

You have lots of choices for your education, and we’re glad you’re considering SDI’s School of Firearms Technology to help you hone your skills and advance your career.

A History of Success

Sonoran Desert Institute began under the name, “School of Gunsmithing,” and has transformed into an internationally recognized school offering an Associate of Science in Firearms Technology.

Partnerships and Perks

Along with a comprehensive program and one-on-one instruction, being an SDI student gets you some major networking opportunities (and awesome discounts!) with our strategic business partners.

Learn From the Best

SDI’s elite faculty and staff include celebrated military personnel, nearly 75 years’ worth of combined higher education experience, nationally recognized firearms experts and more.


Sonoran Desert Institute has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission ( since 2004. Being accredited means we are held to very rigorous standards.


Download our Ebooks to help you get started!

Gun Myths eBook
Sonoran Desert Institute School of Firearms Technology Career Guide
Firearm Sales eBook
Model 29 eBook
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