Most gun owners take their guns to the shooting range to perfect their gun handling skills, but a class offered in Oroville this weekend took that training a step further.
"Give them tactics they can use to protect themselves within their home or the area surrounding their home," Josh Jackson from LMS Defense said.
About a dozen gun owners attended the LMS Defense course that put the students in scenarios they could run into at home, with the goal of teaching the proper steps they should take before pulling the trigger.
"It really gets you in the mindset where you can be in a stressful situation and feel what that is like. It makes the training more effective," a student in the training course said.
Several of the students we talked with said their primary concern in taking the course was to protect their home during the time between their 9-1-1 call and the officers arriving.
“More often than not we have people who have found themselves in a violent encounter or as a victim of a crime and now realize, I don't want to find myself in that position again," Jackson said.
But before they ever set foot in the simulated home, the students have to go through other classroom training courses to learn proper gun handling and steps they should take to deter an attacker.
"We are giving them tools to try to avoid that lethal encounter, but at the same time make sure that if they find themselves in a life or death situation they can handle it and are prepared to handle it," Jackson said.
After spending two days being put through the real life situations, the students say they feel more secure not only when it comes to their safety but also their decision making.