I am currently enrolled in the Gunsmith 2 year course. I am amazed how much I did not know about things like reloading,swaging and the like. Paul is an amazing instructor and he is a valuable asset to SDI……for the haters all I can say is quit being losers... Read More and do your homework….and grow up.
After finishing my final projects for the last week of my degree, I can honestly say that this school has taught me so much. I've read the negative reviews people have given, and most of them are actually incorrect. My instructors didn't just, "copy and... Read More paste" responses to students, unless the students were the type that didn't give the coursework actual thought. They invested countless hours into helping me, and I've grown so much in my knowledge of firearms. The labs taught me a lot, and the coursework has taught me a lot as well. You are starting into the gunsmithing business, but you're not going to go to any college out there and become an expert. That just doesn't happen, but I guess that's why they are complaining in the first place. This college will give you everything you need, but only if you take it seriously, and you are willing to put in the time and effort to really study the material. There's a reason that less than 50% of students graduate from SDI. Some are lazy, some get in trouble for plagiarism, some drop-out, and some just don't make the cut. I'm willing to bet that most of the negative comments are from those who didn't finish (not all), but you only get out of it what you put into it. So, if you're serious about wanting to learn about gunsmithing, you have a long road ahead of you when you start the degree program. However, when you finally reach graduation...I can't even begin to tell you how good you'll feel about yourself. You passed a challenge that only about 38% of students were able to finish (actual statistics). Don't listen to the naysayers out there. If you want to learn gunsmithing, give SDI a chance. You'll be glad you did. I did. This is from someone who slaved day and night for a year and a half now to obtain a 3.95 GPA. The other negative commenters (I can guarantee you one thing), didn't take it seriously. It's on you, and they obviously didn't hold themselves to a higher standard. Thank you to all of my SDI teachers, and thank you for putting up with all of the students that constantly berate and belittle you throughout their schooling. I've heard horror stories from some of my Professors, and they were always surprised whenever they dealt with me. Apparently, it's a rarity to have a student that is actually respectful, and a student that genuinely respects their knowledge and critiques. If you can't take criticism, and you are the type who just like to blame others for your problems...please don't go. They deserve better students than that. Thank you again to all of my Professors who helped me so much through this journey, thank you for helping me better myself, thank you for helping me keep going when I thought I just wanted to throw in the towel, and thank you for believing in me even when I didn't believe in myself sometimes. You're all awesome!
I understand that there are a number of individuals who are bashing SDI. I would venture to say that these individuals who "never" received timely feedback or similar correspondence from their instructors failed to check their emails and/or alerts. My... Read More experience with this school has been outstanding. I have attended multiple colleges and universities, and very few have given me the personal assistance and flexibility that SDI has. Any course that I have not achieved an "A" in has been due to a failure on my part. While this school is not on a Harvard, Yale, Ball State, or Murray State recognition level, it is an accredited institution. And for all of you "a** hats" who believe that you are special and you should have your instructors' complete attention, how about doing your homework and actually reading the books. This is a Firearms School, not a general education establishment. For those of you that have a problem understanding that, I will help you. SDI IS A TRADE SCHOOL. That means you have to use not only your intellect but your hands as well.