Advanced Armorer Courses Pre-2018

Sonoran Desert Institute

Tool List

FTA 215: AR-15 Advanced Armorer FTA 210: AR-10 Advanced Armorer

Curriculum Update

As of January 8, 2018 this program has changed and will no longer accept enrollment. For current curriculum, please click the link below.

Current SDI Programs

Advanced Armorer Courses

The School of Firearms Technology Advanced Armorer Courses offer our students ways to specialize and expand their skill set. Pick one or complete all of them—the courses come with important tools and materials, and you’ll finish each of them with a great head start for your business and the knowledge to take your own firearms to the next level. Students enrolled in the SDI Associate of Science in Firearms Technology Degree program or the Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate program may choose one of these Armorer courses as the topic of their Capstone Project course.

AR-15 Advanced Armorer Course

FTA 215 AR-15 Advanced Armorer

FTA 2211 The Modern Day Semi-Automatic Sporting
Rifle: AR-15
FTA 2212 Parts and Functions
FTA 2213 Ammunition
FTA 2214 Tools, Maintenance and Repair
FTA 2215 Iron Sights, Optics and Night Vision
FTA 2216 Buy vs. Build
FTA 2217 Accessories
FTA 2220 Finishing an AR-15 80% Lower Receiver &
Complete Build Lab
FTA 215: AR-15 Advanced Armorer

This course presents a comprehensive overview of AR-15-style firearms. Discussed in the course’s lessons are the history, development, and practical applications of AR-15-style firearms, including their parts, the function of each part, ammunition types and calibers, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair. Also presented are sight options, considerations for building or buying your AR-15-style firearm, customizing the AR-15 with coatings and accessories, and a step-by-step lab for completing an 80% lower receiver, installing a lower parts kit, and adding on the upper receiver components.

AR-10 Advanced Armorer Course

*Armorer’s wrench is not included in FTA 210.

FTA 210 AR-10 Advanced Armorer

FTA 3100 AR-10 History and Overview
FTA 3101 Parts and Functions
FTA 3102 Ammunition
FTA 3103 Tools, Maintenance and Repair
FTA 3104 Iron Sights, Optics and Night Vision
FTA 3105 Buy vs. Build
FTA 3106 Accessories
FTA 3110 Finishing an 80% AR-10 Lower Receiver
& Complete Build Lab
FTA 210: AR-10 Advanced Armorer

This course presents a comprehensive overview of AR-10-style firearms. Discussed in the course’s lessons are the history, development, and practical applications of AR-10-style firearms, including their parts, the function of each part, ammunition types and calibers, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair. Also presented are sight options, considerations for building or buying your AR-10-style firearm, customizing the AR-10 with coatings and accessories, and a step-by-step lab for completing an 80% lower receiver, installing a lower parts kit, and adding on the upper receiver components.

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