Grand Prairie, TX
distance education helped Him open a new chapter
Abdul Guice is a veteran, family man, and a successful lawyer. Now, thanks to his achievement of Sonoran Desert Institute's Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate and Associate of Science Degree in Firearms Technology, he has added "firearms industry business owner" to his list of accomplishments!
Abdul Guice learned early on that he would have to earn his achievements; his father taught him that nothing is owed. Abdul applied this lesson time and again by earning his degree at Wake Forest University, teaching high school, returning to grad school to become a lawyer, and serving in the Navy and the Coast Guard. When it was time to extend his successes to his passion for firearms, Abdul attended Sonoran Desert Institute and graduated the Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate program and the Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.90. By applying the grit he learned as the son of a widowed school teacher, Dr. Guice managed to balance the duties of a young and growing family, full time employment as a legal counselor, his education at SDI, and the stringent process of becoming a federally licensed firearms dealer.
His tenacity paid off: The Guices had planned a marketing campaign for the small firearms shop Abdul opened with his wife, but through sheer word of mouth they're already getting more business than they can handle! In addition to practicing law, fixing or building firearms at GLF Armory, LLC, and spending time with his family, Abdul volunteers for an annual women's self-defense program, providing legal advice on the escalation of force. He also helps with the NRA's Continuing Legal Education Program and is planning to continue his development with welding training. Abdul Guice personifies the concept of "lifelong learner" and the commitment to continuous improvement.
"You are only limited by your thoughts and actions. Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you react."