Sonoran Desert Institute Unveils New 1911 Advanced Armorer Course

Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI)
Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI)
Sonoran Desert Institute
Sonoran Desert Institute

Scottsdale, AZ -( After more than a century, the Model 1911 semi automatic pistol, designed by John Moses Browning, still remains one of the most popular and most highly respected handguns in the world.

Today, Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI), an industry leader in providing accredited and accelerated distance learning, is proud to introduce its all-new 1911 Advanced Armorer Course. The 1911 Advanced Armorer course, is available now as as part of the Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate or Associate of Science in Firearms Technology Degree programs or as a stand-alone option.

“The 1911 is one the most popular handgun models in United States’ history, and we’re very excited to offer our new 1911 Advanced Armorer Course,” says Zeke Stout, head chair of the SDI School of Firearms Technology. “The 1911 basic design has been built for both military and civilian use in several different countries, and by countless manufacturers. Our 1911 build is an ideal option for students who want to enhance their firearm education by including this world-renowned handgun. ”

The 1911 Advanced Armorer Course presents a comprehensive overview of the Model 1911 handgun, including history, development, ammunition, parts and functions, accessories, sights and optics, options for buying or building, and finishing a 1911 80 percent lower receiver and complete 1911 build. Lessons include parts and functions, ammunition, trouble shooting, maintenance and repair. This is a five credit hour course.

Sonoran Desert Institute is an accredited distance learning school providing undergraduate degree and certificate programs in allied health, real estate and construction and firearms technology. Sonoran Desert Institute School of Firearms Technology offers a 32 semester-credit Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate. The Associate of Science degree in Firearms Technology program prepares students for personal development and/or employment in the custom gun trade, from entry-level employees to small business owners. Students learn about custom firearms, stocks, rifles, handguns, shotguns, metal refinishing, ballistics, metal work and engraving, and business principles necessary to become a gunsmith. The Firearms Technology program requires 60 semester credit hours.

Sonoran Desert Institute offers high quality, rigorous educational programs with the convenience and flexibility of distance delivery. The school has been an innovator since its inception and is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). SDI educational programs are designed predominantly for adult learners, based on principles and practices of active self-learning, and feature one-on-one faculty class facilitation. Certain SDI programs are also approved for use of the G.I. Bill Education Program and other VA benefits.

To learn more about on the highly acclaimed distance learning programs at Sonoran Desert Institute, visit or call 800.336.8939.

About Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI):

Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., Sonoran Desert Institute is an accredited online school providing undergraduate degree and certificate programs in allied health, real estate and construction and firearms technology. SDI is dedicated to offering affordable, premium, distance-delivered career education that provides a labor market advantage to its graduates.

For more information on Sonoran Desert Institute, call 800.336.8939 or visit