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citizen
December 28, 2002, 03:39 PM
Usually, to dream, one must be really tired. Releases your subconscious. Second night in a row; but this one I remember.

Dynamically involved ccw, an apparent woman, and honor.

I was VERY self-consciously packing; deceived by an apparent woman; and on the horns of a dilemna as a result.

Naturally, my dreams end without resolution; exposing my back-burner issues. I can learn from these if I can remember the dream.
This one really surprised me in it's revelation. Very Freudian.

Now that the fog has lifted, I'm wondering what insight others gain from their dreams involving guns; just how pivotal an issue are they? Is there a doctor in the house?:eek:

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spacemanspiff
December 28, 2002, 04:09 PM
i recall only a few dreams involving guns.
the first was many years ago, and was set in an old hospital. someone was chasing me with an automatic rifle and shot me in the back as i was running down the stairs. i could feel each round enter my back as a hot burning flash.
didnt learn anything from that dream, except to run faster.

another was set in a place where i was on a security detail and was armed with my M40. we were searching out the enemy on a train, and we found them on the upper deck, asleep. i walked over to the first one and pulled the trigger. repeated until the seven in that train car were taken care of. then i realized there was a couple of the enemy not accounted for, and i only had three rounds left. my backup hadnt arrived yet, and i didnt want to run out of ammo before mopping up the last few.
this dream hopefully helps me to realize that if i am on such a security detail in future dreams, i will likely be able to carry magazines with normal capacity for LEO. but in the meantime, i always have plenty of spare magazines on hand.

PATH
December 28, 2002, 04:22 PM
I day dream about guns all day!

Schuey2002
December 28, 2002, 04:25 PM
Same here. ;)

Cabby
December 28, 2002, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by citizen
deceived by an apparent woman; and on the horns of a dilemna as a result.:eek:

Uuuuuuuhhhhhhhh?????:eek:

What's an apparent woman? Is that someone you thought was a woman, but when you got "her" into bed, she had a thingy?

I've got to say I've had some pretty effed-up dreams, but that's a new one on me.:D


On the other hand, I think we've all had the "gun fails" dream. You know the one where the BG is coming at you. You draw and try to fire, but one of several things happens.

1) Gun jams
2) You can't seem to make the gun fire, even though you know you're doing things right.
3) Gun fires, but has ZERO effect.

Number 3 is the worst. BG is coming at you. You draw and fire. You know you hit him, but he doesn't react at all. You keep firing until the slide locks back. He's 10 feet away, still coming. MOVE!!! Drop mag...reload...drop slide...repeat.

God, I hate that dream.

Cabby

Capital Punishment
December 28, 2002, 04:51 PM
On the other hand, I think we've all had the "gun fails" dream. You know the one where the BG is coming at you. You draw and try to fire, but one of several things happens.

1) Gun jams
2) You can't seem to make the gun fire, even though you know you're doing things right.
3) Gun fires, but has ZERO effect.

Number 3 is the worst. BG is coming at you. You draw and fire. You know you hit him, but he doesn't react at all. You keep firing until the slide locks back. He's 10 feet away, still coming. MOVE!!! Drop mag...reload...drop slide...repeat.

God, I hate that dream.

Cabby


Glad Im not the only one who has them dreams! :eek:

Jim V
December 28, 2002, 09:00 PM
Ever have the one where you are attacked and you pull out your PPD (Personal Protection Device and no, I dont mean the other kind) and bits and pieces fall off it. Semiautomatic, the magazine falls out, reload and then the slide pops off, etc.

Or where the ammo you have to reload with is the wrong caliber?

Politically Incorrect
December 28, 2002, 09:18 PM
I had the wrong caliber dream before.

I remember one dream some time ago where I pushed some girl I was walking with into a doorway of a shop and took a bullet in my knee. I drew my 1911 and fired towards where I thought the shot came from. I had the feeling that I had to protect her. When I woke up, my knee was aching, but that was due to an injury (not related to the dream of course).

My most vivid dream, not gun related (but injury related), was that I was swimming in a pool and I could smell the chlorine. It was significant since I had bilateral femur fractures and had not been able to get out of my hospital bed. I suspect the chlorine smell was from some cleaning agents from the hospital. But for me, I was able to swim.

Dreams are like movies you star in. Sometimes with great special effects and sometimes with dumb screenwriters who write in the wrong caliber for your gun.

MountainPeak
December 28, 2002, 09:23 PM
Never had a dream about "an apparent woman" while being on the "horns of a dilemma". Hope I never do!:)

Redlg155
December 28, 2002, 09:25 PM
Ya'll just gotta quit drinking milk before bed. :D

Good Shooting
Red

Ironbarr
December 28, 2002, 09:27 PM
Do all these FTBRG (Failure To Be a Real Gun) dreams mean you should shed yourself of those unreliable things (a future reality looms)? If so, be advised that I have no such dreams... please make arrangements to send them to me. I'll split the FFL fees. Oh - and please send the toys and doo-dads these machines are used to playing with, okay? Thanks. :)

I do dream often, but haven't had a firearm related dream... yet.

-Andy

Phyphor
December 28, 2002, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by Capital Punishment
On the other hand, I think we've all had the "gun fails" dream. You know the one where the BG is coming at you. You draw and try to fire, but one of several things happens.

1) Gun jams
2) You can't seem to make the gun fire, even though you know you're doing things right.
3) Gun fires, but has ZERO effect.

Number 3 is the worst. BG is coming at you. You draw and fire. You know you hit him, but he doesn't react at all. You keep firing until the slide locks back. He's 10 feet away, still coming. MOVE!!! Drop mag...reload...drop slide...repeat.

God, I hate that dream.

Cabby


Glad Im not the only one who has them dreams! :eek:


Yea, I once had a dream where a zombiefied Sarah Brady and Diane Feinstein were coming at me, and I empted 10 rounder after 10 rounder into 'em... no effect......

citizen
December 28, 2002, 09:43 PM
That's NO dream!!!!


It's a NIGHTMARE!!!:eek:

Rangerover
December 28, 2002, 09:44 PM
I too have had the "gun malfunction/no effect" dream countless times through the years, even before I had ever bought a firearm. Hmmm...not to get all "Froodian" or 'nuthin, but I wonder if this dream is more common with men?

I suspect that it is...

rick458
December 29, 2002, 07:52 AM
I have had all those and even one where I could not hit the BG
and I was trying hard:confused:

Triad
December 29, 2002, 08:10 AM
I've had dreams that involved guns. I can't remember a single one that was pleasant.

thumbtack
December 29, 2002, 03:30 PM
I've had dreams that involved guns. I can't remember a single one that was pleasant.

Me either.:(

ruger357
December 29, 2002, 03:37 PM
Me too.:D

sm
December 29, 2002, 04:22 PM
I can't recall ever having a gun / BG type dream. Missed game, clay targets...etc. yes

Of course I haven't outgrown the "fallin off a cliff" dream yet:D

laying off spicy food at bedtime helps

Blackhawk
December 29, 2002, 04:35 PM
Dreaming occurs when you achieve the deep sleep state characterized by REM where sleep is most beneficial to your body.

I usually have very delightful dreams, full of activity, color and mystery. Sometimes I dream about what I was thinking about at the end of the day, so I try to "program" them by thinking about what I want to dream about. Sometimes that works!

Don't recall ever dreaming about guns, though.

Zundfolge
December 29, 2002, 04:42 PM
I hate the dreams where my real gun turns into a toy ... and I'm shooting at the badguy making gun noises with my mouth and he's all "ha ha you missed me!" Then you discover you've lost your pants too :eek:


Now for the weirdest gun dream I ever had; I dream that my wife and I where in vacation in Houston and decided to carry guns since we were in Texas (remember, this is just a dream). Anyway, the hotel we're staying in is also hosting a big Brady Campaign seminar. We're in the parking garage and we see some woman being attacked by a guy with a knife ... he's trying to take her purse and he's knocked her down and is on top of her ready to stab her when my wife and I open fire! We both tag the guy and he falls over and we go over to the woman and discover it's Sarah Brady! ... not sure what that means.

AZTOY
December 29, 2002, 04:48 PM
Dream about Sarah Brady! That is weird.:D

sm
December 29, 2002, 04:49 PM
I think your dream ^^^ just became a nightmare...unless she went back to convention and announced she is coming over to our side.

I , like BH have peaceful dreams, for the most part I too 'retire ' for the evening on a positeve note. I just "fall off cliffs" when sleep depraved and/or a serious life thing occurs.

rick458
December 29, 2002, 05:18 PM
you know how you always hear that if you die in your dreams you don't wake up... not true I had a Falling dream earlier this year and I hit the ground from a couple of thousand feet made a big ole smokin' hole in the ground, Mub, Blood, and Guts everywhere,
and I always dream in color. sometimes brighter than others but it is always in color.
I am just glad they were wrong about the dying in your dreams thing:cool:

Erik Jensen
December 29, 2002, 06:30 PM
3) Gun fires, but has ZERO effect. Number 3 is the worst. BG is coming at you. You draw and fire. You know you hit him, but he doesn't react at all. You keep firing until the slide locks back. He's 10 feet away, still coming. MOVE!!! Drop mag...reload...drop slide...repeat.

.454 Casull :p :p

NEon
December 30, 2002, 03:32 PM
what do you dream about. Mine is always trying trade someone out of something.:p

Jorah
December 30, 2002, 03:35 PM
I found a spot of rust on the frame of my Kimber.

Thing is made of aluminum... shows what good dreams can be...

:rolleyes:

When I first started carrying, I had dreams where I needed to defend myself, and the trigger was jammed, the bullets floated out and had no effect on the bad guy, etc.

-J.

Triad
December 30, 2002, 03:39 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?threadid=841

4v50 Gary
December 30, 2002, 04:08 PM
They worked, but the bullets didn't.

Schuey2002
December 30, 2002, 04:33 PM
I keep having this dream where I'm wondering around the HK Sterling facility fondling all the toys. I always end up in the "Grey Room" trying to pack off with as much stuff as I can carry. The dream always ends with me at the front door,loaded down with 'goodies', then just as I step out the front door, I wake up. :rolleyes:

One of these days,I'm going to make it out of there ....:D :D

NEon
December 30, 2002, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by 4v50 Gary
They worked, but the bullets didn't.
Scary! I always seem to end up with a knife. I'm really tired of that one!

rock jock
December 30, 2002, 04:37 PM
The trigger won't work, the gun falls apart, or the bullet travels about ten feet and falls to the ground.

stans
January 1, 2003, 04:48 PM
It's always me against several unseen adversaries. Never have any ammunition, so I begin making sound effects like kids playing cops and robbers. Boy am I tired of these dreams, I need a nap!

Horny Toad
January 1, 2003, 08:52 PM
I dream of moving to the United States someday and being able to carry.


Horny Toad

Betty
January 1, 2003, 08:59 PM
Merged both of the dream threads together....

JHill
January 3, 2003, 03:00 PM
Every couple of months I have a dream where I am required to draw and fire in defense. BUT, I can never get the trigger all the way back to fire-and the safety is off--I checked.

It's a weird opposite extreme cause I carry a SA @4#

2Ais4U
December 31, 2007, 02:05 AM
well here is mine. about a year ago i wag mugged and stabbed in the liver in downtown Huntington, West Virginia, it was pretty bad, after the guy stabbed me it hit the ground and went out. I came two a little bit later (I'm not sure how long I was out) and started crawling back to my sisters apartment, it seemed to take for ever but i finally collapsed on the steps to her building. when I regained consciousness i was being picked up by her land lord (HUGE biker type guy, also gay but he saved my life so he is fine by me) he packed me upstairs to my sisters apartment and called an ambulance, I lost consciousness again. NOTE: THIS IS WHERE THE DREAM STARTS. I dreamed that i was riding a dinosaur (a raptor in full battle gear) in some sort of militia, i wasnt sure what we were doing. the dinosaur stopped and handed me an ak-47, and told me to kill em all. Right after getting the Kalashnikov tons of aliens (like from the movie ALIENS) started pouring out of the wood work:what: so i opened fire but I couldn't seem to hit any of them, and the out of nowhere one knocked me off the raptor. thats all i got before waking up with and EXTREMELY HORRIBLE burning in my chest. The burning pain was a defibrillator. I figure this dream was due to reduced brain function due blood loss. My heart had stopped at one point, after I told my brother about the dream he commented that if i had made it to the after life for a short period of time he wasn't quite sure it it was heaven or hell:confused: . many more super retarded dreams followed in the accompanying days in the hospital. the later dreams were due to mass quantities of pain killers I'm sure.:barf:

Zundfolge
December 31, 2007, 02:13 AM
I just had this dream that THR was invaded by a Necromancer (http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/necromancer.htm)!

:neener:

bogie
December 31, 2007, 05:45 AM
Dreams...

The flu is a gnarsty one this year... I had one about the terrorists successfully shutting down major transportation, and the major cities flooding out into the countryside, leaving devastation behind. And I didn't have enough ammunition.

To get the import you have to understand that I could probably equip a decent sized infantry squad or two... And they'd bitch about all the extra heavy boxes...

Autolycus
December 31, 2007, 06:17 AM
I love the Necromancer explanation. I dont think it was done out of malice myself...

Dionysusigma
December 31, 2007, 06:27 AM
2Ais4U: Well, here is mine. About a year ago, I was mugged and stabbed in the liver in downtown Huntington, West Virginia. It was pretty bad; after the guy stabbed me, I hit the ground and went out. I came to a little bit later (I'm not sure how long I was out) and started crawling back to my sister's apartment. It seemed to take forever but I finally collapsed on the steps to her building. When I regained consciousness, I was being picked up by her land ord (HUGE biker-type guy; also gay, but he saved my life, so he is fine by me). He packed me upstairs to my sister's apartment and called an ambulance, and I lost consciousness again.

NOTE: THIS IS WHERE THE DREAM STARTS.
I dreamed that I was riding a dinosaur (a raptor in full battle gear) in some sort of militia--I wasn't sure what we were doing. The dinosaur stopped and handed me an AK-47, and told me to "kill 'em all." Right after getting the Kalashnikov, tons of aliens (like from the movie ALIENS) started pouring out of the woodwork, so I opened fire; but I couldn't seem to hit any of them. And then, out of nowhere, one knocked me off the raptor. That's all I got before waking up with an EXTREMELY HORRIBLE burning in my chest. The burning pain was a defibrillator. I figure this dream was attributed to reduced brain function due to blood loss... after I told my brother about the dream, he commented that if I had made it to the after life for a short period of time, he wasn't quite sure it it was Heaven or Hell. :confused:
That must've been Heaven! Raptors, aliens, and Kalashnikovs? Proof, solid proof, that Valhalla is alive and well, and not behind the times! :)

oldfart
December 31, 2007, 07:21 AM
My sister had open-heart surgery several years ago and reported some strange dreams afterward. I had my chance a couple of weeks ago and almost immediately began having some really "different" dreams.

The most memorable one involved some sort of unexplained disaster and the reaction of the local sheriff (who looked remarkably like Dr. Phil.) In the dream I caught him ordering his deputies to confiscate all privately-owned guns.

I put two .357 Mag slugs into his heart, something I would normally avoid doing.

Since that one I've been in several other shoot-outs with less memorable outcomes. Still, I have to wonder if I harbor some latent dislike for gun-grabbers. and whether it's a good thing or a bad thing.

Roswell 1847
December 31, 2007, 07:37 AM
A friend told me of an odd and very vivid dream he had. In it we were in a post apoctalypic scenario and had stopped our van at the remains of a burned out church near here that had collapsed in on itself leaving a huge smoldering pit.
Around the pit were human bones and skulls. He picked up a skull and showed me a square hole in it. I told him, they punch holes in the skull with a special pick axe to suck out the brains.
At that point I showed him a log roller I'd found lying beside the road several days before, its shaped something like an axe with a narrow square cross section curved pick instead of a blade. That freaked him out.

But what was really freaky was a couple of days later when we drove by the church I mentioned and it had burned down during the night leaving exactly the sort of pit he'd seen in his dream.

Luckily no cannibal mutants showed up.

cambeul41
December 31, 2007, 10:21 AM
The only time I have had a gun function properly during a dream was once when I was defending my group against a bear attack. More typically, I can't make the gun shoot human attackers, so I go berserk -- either using the gun as a striking or thrusting weapon or using a knife. I get unbelievably vicious.

Deanimator
December 31, 2007, 11:35 AM
When I was a kid, whenever I'd need to use a gun in a dream, it'd fall apart or something when I pulled the trigger.

More recently, I've been successfully defending myself with guns in dreams.

Cmdr. Gravez0r
December 31, 2007, 12:08 PM
didnt learn anything from that dream, except to run faster.


Same here.

One of my worst ones is where there's some kind of SHTF situation. Go to pull out the SKS and ammo, only to discover there IS no ammo. VERY bad. That dream was followed by a trip to the Goody Store!!

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