TRAINING, RESOURCES, AND EXPERIENCES THAT WILL HELP YOU ADVANCE YOUR CAREER IN THE FIREARMS INDUSTRY

Through exclusive partnerships across the country, SDI is offering select graduates of our Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree program optional on-site Field Study opportunities at no additional tuition cost to the graduate, though travel and lodging will be the graduate’s responsibility for the duration of the Field Study. Only the most exemplary grads will qualify for these hands-on training sessions, which will offer both professional-level experience and invaluable networking. We hope to offer even more Field Study opportunities in the future as we continue to grow our partnership network!

Apply For A Field Study

In order to apply for a Field Study, the applicant must be a graduate or pending graduate of our Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree program.

  1. Submit the SDI Field Study Application and select your preferred Field Study location.
  2. Email the following items to fieldstudy@sdi.edu:

Current Field Study Opportunities

Aklys Defense

Location

Baton Rouge, LA

Length

OPEN

The student will work with industry professionals in Baton Rouge, LA and learn the ins and outs of the AR-15 platform, AK-47, ZK-22 and information about integrally suppressed firearms.

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Dipstick Hydrographics

Location

Anderson, SC

Length

1 week

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Kahr Firearms Group

Location

Worcester, MA

Length

8 weeks– final 4 weeks paid

The student will work with Industry professionals in Worcester, MA in the following areas: Customer Service, Product Assembly and Polishing. Customer Service and Product Assembly stages will consist of the student repairing and assembling all Kahr and Auto-Ordnance firearms to include Kahr semi auto pistols, Auto-Ordnance M1 carbine, Thompson “Tommy Gun” rifle and 1911 pistols. The student will also be exposed to, and trained on, polishing processes and techniques.

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Mesa Kinetic Defense

Location

Gonzalez, LA

Length

Open

The student will work with industry professionals in Gonzales, LA and learn how to run a retail gun store, the ins and outs of the AK-47/74 variant platform, metal work and firearms coatings.

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Moriarti Armaments

Location

Miami, FL

Length

Open

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Moss Pawn

Location

Atlanta, GA

Length

Open

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Quarter Circle 10, LLC.

Location

Tuscon, AZ

Length

4 weeks

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Strategic Armory Corps.

Location

Phoenix, AZ

Length

Open

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Sons of Liberty Gun Works

Location

San Antonio, TX

Length

Open

The student will work with Industry professionals in San Antonio, TX and learn an in-depth study of the materials involved in the construction of the AR-15 and AR-10 as well as practice in the assembly and disassembly of the AR platform. This Field Study will be 3-4 weeks with one week in the cerakote shop. 

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We Plead The 2nd, LLC.

Location

Tempe, AZ

Length

Open

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The hands-on aspect of being able to work on all the projects was the best part. Just having a lot of fun working on the various exercises, communicating with my fellow students and my instructors. I received very good feedback throughout all the course curriculum.

Chris Clark2019 Associate of Science in Firearms Technology Degree Graduate