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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 interactions with high-quality instructions, 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, decades’ 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!

Remington 700 eBook
Resource Guide Book
Hydrographic Coating Your Weapon eBook
Cleaning Shotguns eBook
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