Had a Glock-dream


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Pigoutultra
March 24, 2011, 01:29 PM
Last night while I was sleeping, I had a dream that I purchased a Glock 21. I took it home and examined it and say why did I buy this piece of crap(in my real life I despise Glocks they are just so ugly to me)? I then when to the range in my backyard(I don't have a range in my backyard in real life, wish I did though:D) and fired a few rounds and was unimpressed, but I still had a couple boxes of .45 acp to go through still, so I fired off some more and slowly but surely I began to really like this pistol. By the end of the dream I fell in love with it.

Now I don't own a Glock nor have I ever desired to own a Glock. I do dream about guns I wish I had alot, I'm sure many of us do. But, this is the first time I dreamt about a gun I hate. Should I consider that my subconscious might be telling me to give it a try? I don't really have the money for a new pistol at the moment and I have other firearms on my list, but should I give this more thought, perhaps rent a Glock for a couple hours and see how I like it?

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NG VI
March 24, 2011, 01:42 PM
That's pretty much how my time with the Glock 27 worked. And then I got a 23.

SwampWolf
March 24, 2011, 01:45 PM
But, this is the first time I dreamt about a gun I hate.

They're called nightmares. :D

Z-Michigan
March 24, 2011, 01:57 PM
That's pretty bizarre.

However, I hated Glocks for years, but whenever I went to the range with my friend I shot his G30 and made .75" groups at 10 yards. I couldn't shoot that well with anything I owned at the time. After doing this a dozen or two times I finally saw the lightbulb and bought a Glock for myself. It was an overdue decision.

Strahley
March 24, 2011, 02:06 PM
Glocks are fun to hate

ForumSurfer
March 24, 2011, 02:09 PM
I would say that your dream is bizarre, but I once had a dream that a giant yellow anaconda was trying to eat my kid...I was holding on to the tail with one hand and a fence post with the other. My grip was slipping and I didn't know if I could let go, draw and shoot fast enough to stop him before he got to my child.

I always hated glocks and preferred 1911s. After 500 rounds, a new 19 grew on me and became my preferred weapon. After a 1000-1500 and some drills...it became my constant companion. Now I want more in different calibers and sizes. I still think it is ugly with a bad trigger. I still prefer the feel of a 1911. Yet the 19 always ends up on my hip.

Pigoutultra
March 24, 2011, 02:20 PM
If you think that's bizzare, at least I didn't have a Glock Wet-dream. I can imagine that there are people who have had them before. Usually my gun dreams are me just cleaning or disassembling/reassembling my guns, every so often I have a dream about shooting, and it's often on my dream backyard range. I just thought it was weird to dream about a gun that I hate. There was one dream that I had where I bought a SA 1911 that once I brought it to the range, the first time I fired it, it fell completely apart into broken parts. Now that's a nightmare.

Wishoot
March 24, 2011, 02:25 PM
You either need some serious therapy or you need to rent a Glock ASAP.

NG VI
March 24, 2011, 02:27 PM
A Glock wet dream?

ColdDeadHand
March 24, 2011, 05:07 PM
I've only run about 1 box of .45 ACP through a Glock at the range. That was enough. I doesn't fit me.

I'm an M&P guy if it comes to plastic. I won't speak ill of a Glock. They run good. They just don't fit my hand. It's like trying to hang onto monkey bars that were made too big. Yeah, I can do it, but it's not comfortable.

boogity8k
March 24, 2011, 05:24 PM
drink the glock cool aid:)

Zerodefect
March 24, 2011, 05:25 PM
I had a similar dream that I was first responding with my Glock 23 but could not run.

I was stuck in slow motion. Then Glocks all around me started exploding throwing dirt in the air. It was raining something that tasted like fruit punch. The ground was slick and I couldn't move quickly.

The rest of my team was busy loading ammo backwards into HK mags. One of them turned to me and mumbled something about a New York 1 trigger, while another just kept repeating "10 round mags, 10 round mags, 10 round mags..."

Then Team Glocks Dave Sevigny arrived and said:
"Quelque chose de sucre? Oui pourquoi pas."
and shot all the badguys who were wearing IDPA targets and holding Larue Tactical Dillos as hostages.

I fell out of bed and woke up on a Bravo Co. catalog.

psyshack
March 24, 2011, 10:52 PM
I have never had a gun dream. If I had to have a glock gun dream,,, it better be over a 10mm. The rest are worthless to me. Not even good paper weights.

mgmorden
March 25, 2011, 12:28 AM
Lol - that reads a lot like one of my dream journal entries (when I have time, I try to date and record all of my dreams in a journal - I've got entries going back to 2003).

Actually had a dream last night that I blew up my S&W Mod 64 by accidentally chambering and shooting a .357 Mag round in it.

Anyways, I wouldn't go too Freudian in the examination. Sometimes dreams are weird. If you don't like Glocks, don't buy one. If they grow on you, then do so. Just as simple as that.

MikePaiN
March 25, 2011, 06:27 AM
I just picked up my 3rd Glock a few days ago(G19)....I never hated on Glock but for years basically brushed them off based on their "utilitarian-ness".
Now that I'm older and more matured I've come around to appreciate how good a handgun a Glock is.
I can't argue with those that don't like the feel of a Glock(too me, they are comfortable and handle well) but past that they can't be beat.

paperpuncher49
March 25, 2011, 06:45 AM
Quote: A Glock wet dream?

I think that's when you piss on a Glock!

GLOOB
March 25, 2011, 06:49 AM
Sounds like you've been reading too many Glock threads. That's the classic story of a recently converted longtime Glock hater.

miles1
March 25, 2011, 07:58 AM
Quote: A Glock wet dream?

I think that's when you piss on a Glock!


And the glock shoots afterwards without a hitch:)

Smaug
March 25, 2011, 09:11 AM
Yes, you should give it a try.

While they are plain and kind of ugly, one should be able to appreciate their efficiency. They have something like 1/3 the parts of a typical hammer-fired gun, are very easy to field strip, (5 seconds?) and about as easy to DETAIL strip as a 1911 is to field strip.

Their triggers are spongy, but if you do your part, they are accurate. They have a very short reset. The finish is super durable.

Being durable, simple, and reliable is their whole thing. If that isn't enough, forget about it and move on. But I think everyone should try one. Maybe rent one at the range one day for a test drive. I've not been to a gun shop/range yet that doesn't have several Glocks for rent.

buckhorn_cortez
March 25, 2011, 10:15 AM
My problem with Glocks is that they're all the same - they're the McDonald's hamburger of firearms - uniformly average from gun-to-gun. All of my 1911's look different, have different features, and give different shooting experiences - which is why I own a lot of 1911's and zero Glocks.

ForumSurfer
March 25, 2011, 10:33 AM
My problem with Glocks is that they're all the same - they're the McDonald's hamburger of firearms - uniformly average from gun-to-gun. All of my 1911's look different, have different features, and give different shooting experiences - which is why I own a lot of 1911's and zero Glocks.

I own 1911's, glocks and several others. I'll add an XDm to the mix tomorrow.

I disagree with your statement. Yes, all glocks look the same. But so does every colt delta elite, every kimber pro cdp II and every springfield champion. They don't look different until the end user adds something to it...same as with glock.

I hated glocks until recently. Once I actually fired more than 50 rounds at a time through it, ran a few drills, did some (controlled and accurate) rapid firing and spent some real time with it...I loved it.

gordy
March 25, 2011, 10:42 AM
As far as the dream goes, You need help.
I have never been a big fan of glocks. Don't get me wrong they work great.
But so does a Ford Pinto.
I have been brought up on DA revolvers so I lean to the same in a auto.
Sigs and S&W are the best out there. Not the striker fired plastic things S&W is making now, But the 3rd gen. all metal guns.
OH give me a 15 year old sig 225,226 or a 229. Now there is a handgun to dream about.

buckhorn_cortez
March 25, 2011, 10:54 AM
I disagree with your statement. Yes, all glocks look the same. But so does every colt delta elite, every kimber pro cdp II and every springfield champion. They don't look different until the end user adds something to it...same as with glock.

But, the Kimber is nothing like the Delta Elite which is nothing like the Springfield Champion. A Springfield TRP is nothing like a Range Officer - out of the box - never mind adding extras.

I have - Detonics Combat Master, DW Valor, DW VBOB, Les Baer Heavyweight Monolith, Wilson Tactical Supergrade Professional, and a Springfield EMP. I have a full custom gun ordered from Bob Marvel that will be totally different than any of the others.

My point is, that out of the box NONE of the 1911's are remotely the same - other than being based on the 1911 design. If you put them side-by-side on a table, you'd have no problem picking one from the other because of features, finish and design. Shooting each of these guns is a totally different experience even though (with the exception of the EMP) they're all .45's and of the same general design (1911).

If you put 5 Glock XX (fill in your favorite model number) side-by-side you couldn't tell them apart. Out of the box Glocks are uniformly the same - which is what Glock strives for so they can get uniform operation of the gun. Pick up any of the guns and the shooting experience will likewise be exactly the same.

gordy
March 25, 2011, 11:09 AM
This is my Glock.
There are many like it, But this one is mine.
Hell they all look the same. Get your hands off my glock.
This one is yours! No I am wrong, this one is yours.
Or is this one mine? Who's is this one?

ForumSurfer
March 25, 2011, 11:18 AM
If you put 5 Glock XX (fill in your favorite model number) side-by-side you couldn't tell them apart.

I'm not gettin it, no offense. If I put 5 g19's on the table out of the box, no I couldn't. If I put 5 box stock EMP's on the table...I couldn't tell them apart, either. Start adding model differences, and I cant tell a difference. Other than that, it is one model by one manufacturer...I wouldn't expect them to be different.

Pick up any of the guns and the shooting experience will likewise be exactly the same.

I disagree again. Shooting a g19 is a different experience than shooting a g26. Shooting a g21 is a different experience than shooting g21sf. Yes, shooting two new g19's will be the same...but again, shooting two box stock 1911's of the same model will be the same.

My point is, that out of the box NONE of the 1911's are remotely the same - other than being based on the 1911 design.

They are if they are the same model, just like any design. Glock share uniform controls and similarites through the product line, but there are differences. G17's have a smooth trigger (that I install on any glock I purchase), the g38 has an extended slide stop, the 21sf has a different trigger reach...lots of differences if you shoot them. If you don't like them and don't shoot them, then they all look the same. 1911's are no different in that respect. My ex-girlfriend couldn't tell a Kimber from a colt because she didn't like or shoot 1911's. To her, they all looked the same except for different grips and barrel lengths.

Ben86
March 25, 2011, 11:41 AM
That's just your subconscious telling you what best for you. ;)

I went with an M&P45 though for what it's worth.

ET
March 25, 2011, 12:49 PM
I own many guns, but I carry a Glock 27 & keep a Glock 21sf in my nightstand. They aren't good looking. They don't feel great in my hand. Lord knows I have cheaper guns (& more expensive ones too). BUT both of these guns have never had an FTF from the time they came out of the plastic case.

I need to know that a gun will fire in the moment when I need to save my family's lives as well as my own. I have a few guns that I would feel perfectly safe with. My Glocks are 2 of those guns. Plus Glocks have been tested ad nauseam by police departments to ensure that they will fire with mud, water, sand, ice, dirt, etc. on & in them. That is good enough for me.

ForumSurfer
March 25, 2011, 01:19 PM
Plus Glocks have been tested ad nauseam by police departments to ensure that they will fire with mud, water, sand, ice, dirt, etc. on & in them. That is good enough for me.

Once upon a time I thought that would never matter to me. But you know what? It does. The area where I practice on tends to get a little wet. This time of year, part of it almost always gets plowed by the guy who share crops it. My glock mags amaze me because they work fine during sessions after a few hundred rounds and being dropped in the dirt (and stepped on, which makes going back to find it tricky)...even after they are crunchy and without dumping the dirt out.

GLOOB
March 25, 2011, 05:32 PM
My problem with Glocks is that they're all the same - they're the McDonald's hamburger of firearms - uniformly average from gun-to-gun. All of my 1911's look different, have different features, and give different shooting experiences - which is why I own a lot of 1911's and zero Glocks.
By this reasoning, you should have a lot of 1911's and ONE Glock. If you're after individuality, there are plenty of people that take your money to much up your Glock. Or sell you a mucked up Glock. Same general idea as with 1911's, except with Glocks it's putting lipstick on a pig. :)

CVA-66
March 25, 2011, 05:35 PM
"Come over to the dark side Luke"

Manco
March 25, 2011, 06:17 PM
Now I don't own a Glock nor have I ever desired to own a Glock. I do dream about guns I wish I had alot, I'm sure many of us do.

I wish, as all of the gun dreams that I've ever had (that I remember when I wake up, anyway) were nightmares. :uhoh:

But, this is the first time I dreamt about a gun I hate. Should I consider that my subconscious might be telling me to give it a try?

I suppose some pop-psychologists may say something like that, or that you subconsciously love Glocks deep down inside and only hate them consciously because of a backlash effect against their popularity, but I don't think that either are necessarily true. I think that dreams are for the most part side-effects of an underlying process of sorting information, and aren't necessarily indicative of any inner thought processes--at least with any kind of reliability and coherency to speak of, anyway. That's why they're often weird and resistant to analysis of any degree of consistency. As Freud might say, sometimes a gun barrel is just a gun barrel. ;)

I don't really have the money for a new pistol at the moment and I have other firearms on my list, but should I give this more thought, perhaps rent a Glock for a couple hours and see how I like it?

Why not rent one if you're curious now? In analogy, I occasionally rent and watch movies that I really don't think that I would care for, and while I usually end up hating them just like I thought I would, occasionally they turn out to be rather different and better than I expected. If nothing else, at least I'd know that I hate certain movies for sure and why so that I can legitimately bash them on movie forums. ;) That's better than the common practice of bashing movies that one hasn't even seen, which I'm sure happens in gun forums regarding guns, too.

By the way, regarding dreams, recurring gun nightmares are the second-worst type that I have. They're always the same--no matter how hard I try, I cannot hit what I'm shooting, whether it's a paper target or somebody shooting at me. :banghead: In real life, at 25 yards and under, I don't think that I've ever missed a human-sized target, even on my very first day shooting firearms. I wonder what this means? :scrutiny: Probably nothing much--at most it's just my greatest fear magnified to cartoonish proportions for no reason.

So what's the worst type? School-related nightmares, which are analogous to my gun nightmares--in real life, I graduated with honors at every level and never missed a class, while in dreams I skipped out on all of my classes, never did my homework, and don't even know where the rooms are for the final exams I'm missing. :rolleyes: These are the worst because in my gun nightmares I only feel frustrated and maybe a little angry, while in my school nightmares I feel raw, gut-wrenching, naked fear! :what:

atonguis
March 25, 2011, 09:07 PM
Go to the range and rent it (my range lets you use it for free if you buy ammo)

I mean really try it, don't just shoot 5-13 rounds through it and say nah, not for me. Shoot a whole box or two or three through it, shoot it slow and rapid fire it, double tap, etc.. Just as if you were looking at buying a new vehicle, you would drive it wouldnt you? (fast, slow, hammer down)
(last avalanche I bought i took for a test drive and the salesman was in the back seat, wife in the front passenger, salesman was spewing the usual crap about how powerful the engine was and I said ok then hang on and lets find out. He sat up real quick like and said NO, you cant and about that same time I said wanna bet and punched it. I remember looking through the rearview and all I could see was :what: on his face (Don't tell me I can't, because if I want to I will)

Here is a link (http://www.flarms.com/forums/showthread.php?113-Glock-Serial-Numbers) that shows all the different models, serials, generations and the problems each one had, as well as the year that particular model and gen was started and stopped and any statements made by Glock about failures, part changes (recalls) etc.. kinda neat site if your interested about such things.

Here is my favorite Glock , the funny thing about this one is how people react when they see it (some say KEWL and others laugh and mock it) The ones that mock it, I ask them if they would like to run a few clips through it then they can properly mock it if they don't like it. Not one person who has mocked it and ran a few clips through it stayed with the original mock! They changed their mind and opinion real quick ( I always give them a 13 round clip and tell them to rapid fire as fast as they can, they always say "chit, that thing kicks like a 22, almost no recoil at all" :D

Their will always be people who open their mouth before thinking!

Their will always be people who mock things that they really know nothing about! (I don't understand why, they just do)

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n526/CentralCorals/Glock%2021%202nd%20Gen/Glock212ndGen003.jpg
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n526/CentralCorals/Glock%2021%202nd%20Gen/Glock212ndGen.jpg
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n526/CentralCorals/Glock%2021%202nd%20Gen/Glock212ndGen001.jpg

Here is my model from the above link BWP - G-21 - May 1996 - 2nd Gen

Then I shipped it off to Aro-Tek and had all the mods added.

Zerodefect
March 25, 2011, 09:30 PM
[Emperor Sith Voice]

"Come, boy, see for yourself. From here, you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance and the end of your insignificant rebellion against Glock cool aid."

"You want this Glock, don't you? The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi Glock weapon. Use it. I am armed only with a measley Keltec PF9. Strike me down with it. Give in to your thirst for Glock cool aid. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant. "

"It is unavoidable. It is your destiny. You, like your father, are now Glock shooters."

[Emperor Sith Voice]

paperpuncher49
March 25, 2011, 11:24 PM
To set the record straight, I am not a Glock hater. I own two of them and neither one has ever failed to go bang. That being said, my comment about a wet Glock dream maybe being when you piss on a Glock was not meant as a put down of Glocks; it was a reference to the aforementioned wet dream.

cwp3420
March 25, 2011, 11:42 PM
I personally think Glocks are excellent pistols. Before I retired, I carried a U.S. Government owned Glock 19 for about 5 years. It was absolutely flawless. I just didn't like it, though. I didn't like how it pointed or felt. Now that I'm retired, I can carry anything I want, so I carry nothing but HK. I would have no problem protecting my life with a Glock, and my dad loves his Glock 19. I just happen to like HKs more.

turkdc
March 26, 2011, 08:51 AM
Last night I had a dream that I was eating an enormous marshmallow. When I woke up, my pillow was gone....

Seriously - get help. :)

Glockeroo
March 26, 2011, 02:07 PM
My goodness. People spare no expense coming up with clever ways to vent about Glocks. Either you hate them or love them. Creating threads for others to reinforce your hate is pathetic.

I know I have one of the best firearms on the planet; the Glock 26. If you'd give in to your dreams you'd have one too.

Glockeroo
March 26, 2011, 02:08 PM
My Glock 26 and accessories

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y278/dungaroo/MyG26andaccessories.jpg

Harley Quinn
March 26, 2011, 02:26 PM
Last night I had a dream that I was eating an enormous marshmallow. When I woke up, my pillow was gone....

Seriously - get help.
********
Ditto:evil:

NG VI
March 26, 2011, 03:19 PM
Atonguis that's a sweet 21, how do you like the ghost ring sights?

Pigoutultra
March 26, 2011, 06:16 PM
Just to clarify, my hate of glocks is not motivated by anything but aesthetic reasons. They just don't do it for me. I could even go so far as to say that I don't think polymer looks good at all and if glock made an all steel gun, I might buy it.

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