RENO, NV - Kate Anderson is a helicopter pilot with the Nevada Air Guard.
But today she finds herself in a totally different environment: in a makeshift bedroom, where an invader makes his way into her home.
Anderson has experience with firearms, but not this scenario.
Fortunately for her, she's a pretty good shot.
She shoots the invader in the heart—indicated by a big screen and special gun device set up at the U.S. Firearms Academy in Reno.
“Already knowing you are in a vulnerable place, a vulnerable state and to be alarmed its a huge difference, than having and knowing I'm on the offense already, or the defense,” says Anderson.
Still calm enough, though, to give 911 operators good information so they can send police as quickly as possible.
The questions is, how would you do in this situation?
The U.S. Firearms Academy wants women to be able to answer the question precisely, which is why it's offering the Bedroom Invasion Course at its facility beginning in January.
“We are in our house one-third of the day; 6 to 8 hours we are asleep. If someone should break into our house to commit a burglary, or a crime upon us personally, we want them to have options,” says Jay Hawkins, U.S. Firearms Academy Training Manager.
Hawkins says the hour-and-a-half course helps women identify their weak points and works on personal skills to get reactions nearly automatic depending upon the scenario.
In this case, Anderson's roommate enters the bedroom, not a stranger.
Anderson does not shoot her.
The Bedroom Invasion Course is both women only and co-ed, and is $75 per class.
You can take it more than once as there are 376 to test your reflexes.