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Nov 2008
Richland, MO, United States

Okay, so in an attempt to get smart while working such a cush job, I finally, after seventeen years in, decided to use my tuition assistance (That shows how dumb I am already, having not used up to 4500 bucks a year in free college money over 17 years). I chose the Associates in Firearms Technology degree from Sonoran Desert Institute. I figured it would be good information, easy pace since it's all online, and I even got a free NRA membership and low rates on a small gunsmith tool set. How did it go? Well, I completed an entire semester in four nights, recommended changes in the material based on its incorrect information, and waited over a month for an "instructor" to get back to me on a question regarding chamber corrosion, which I said is actually called throat erosion, and I kno I'm correct.

One of my biggest gripes was on a lesson titled "Converting Military Rifles to Sporter Rifles". The only rifle discussed in the lesson was the 1917 Enfield and 7 of the 10 questions at the end discussed the 1911. I still have not received an answer on why a lesson on converting military rifles would focus primarily on a handgun.

This "College" may have other pograms that are decent, but I recommend staying away from this associate's program.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.

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