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Do you ever have gun nightmares?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Edmond, Apr 1, 2005.

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  1. Edmond

    Edmond Member

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    I seem to have gun related nightmares all the time.

    It usually goes where my safety is in danger and for one reason or another, the gun either fails to fire or I miss terribly.

    Just had one last night where two guys were confronting me. One had a pistol while the other just had a magazine from a pistol in his hand. I ended up trying to double tap the guy with the pistol magazine instead of the guy with the actual gun. But the gun would only fire once and it took a long time to cycle. :eek:
     
  2. dasmi

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    I had a dream like that a few nights ago. I was driving along in my truck, and suddenly I was out side my truck, facing a guy who was firing an AK at me. I pulled a 1911 ( I don't own one) fired, and it failed to extract. I dropped it, pulled a revolver (but not the one I actually own) fired a few times, then woke up.
     
  3. Technosavant

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    The only times I would have dreams where firearms were hazardous to me were a few years ago, I would dream that I would have a pistol pointed at a legitimate threat, and I would be trying to fire. Problem was, the trigger had a super heavy pull- something like 25 lbs or worse. I couldn't deliver accurate fire.

    However, that dream disappeared after I really began shooting as a hobby. Funny; since then I haven't had any dreams where my safety was in danger.
     
  4. Chupacabra

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    I've had a couple over the years and they are never pleasant. A few different things have happened.

    1. My gun fails to fire. I pull the trigger and nothing happens.

    2. I forget to turn the safety off. Fortunetly the one dream where this happened I realized my mistake, calmly disengaged the safety, and fired.

    3. I unload my entire magazine into the bad guy and he drops. I think the fight is over, but to my absolute horror the bad guy gets up and "comes back to life."

    :uhoh:

    A good reminder to practice drawing and quick reloads. :cool:
     
  5. swjr72

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    Mine is the where the trigger is so heavy it takes forever to pull real bad feeling
     
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    I sometimes have recurring dreams in which I attempt to return fire against an attacker only to have a long delay between the trigger pull and the shot. I wind up holding the gun on target waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting.....all the while hoping I can hold the sight picture. :uhoh:
     
  7. Bobarino

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    mine are similar to others'. pull the trigger as hard as i can but it won't fire, the bullets are inneffective or the safety is broken and won't disengage. usually i'm pulling the trigger as hard as i can, but it just won't release the sear even though the trigger is against the back of the gaurd. hhhmmmm, lets analyze that. I'M NUTS!! [​IMG]

    Bobby
     
  8. 38SnubFan

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    The only gun nightmare I remember clearly was when someone close to me, who I trusted to NEVER harm me, got into a rage and threatened my life.

    I yelled like I never yelled before for them to stop and drop the knife.

    I drew down and put the front sight on their center of mass.

    I yelled as hard as I could again, my eyes tearing up and making the "target" appear fuzzy.

    They kept charging me, like the words never came out of my mouth; like the person I was about to kill turned into some raging, rabid, wild animal.

    I pulled the trigger. My ears started to ring. I continued to fire until that person completely dropped to the ground.

    That person lie on the ground, onconscious and surrounded by blood puddles and splatter.

    I checked for a pulse. None.

    I woke up, screaming, crying, unable to breath (like I was choking). I ran to the bathroom and threw up until my throat was raw. It took me about 2 or 3 hours before I could fall back asleep.

    Only dream I had since was an armed madman running out of the courthouse waving a gun at everyone around. In that dream, I didn't hesitate whatsoever to draw. The first 3 shots missed as I was closing in on the target, the fourth hit him in the shoulder, the fifth in center of mass, and the sixth in his head. Waking up from that one, I actually felt convinced that should my life or the life of another be in immeidate jeopardy, I'd do the right thing, right there, and not second-guess myself.

    -38SnubFan
     
  9. P5 Guy

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    A couple of weeks ago I was testing a revolver by shooting it in my mouth and after chewing the bullets a bit I spit them out. :what:
    Strange dream very strange dream.
     
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    I get the "BB gun effect" - no sound, no recoil, no effect.... :what:
     
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    None here. Probably comes from having very reliable gats! :)

    (My wife has them though. I guess that subconsciously she doesn't trust my abilities as much as I do) :(
     
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    I have the heavy trigger pull dream occasionally too. Sometimes pull the trigger all the way back (DA revolver) but the hammer won't fall. Or I shoot right at the threat pointblank and the bullets somehow miss.

    Pop psychology might say these dreams are cause by feelings of helplessness due to circumstances in life beyond one's control. I disagree. It's merely a sign of needing more guns and range time.

    At least that's what I tell the wife. "It's therapy, Dear, for my bad dreams". :)

    999
     
  13. GaryP

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    No, It's the "BOOGEY MAN" or "RAW MEAT & BLOODY BONES" armed with a sword that show up in my nightmares requiring me to dispatch them with a Glock 37 .45GAP!

    I do not own a Glock! :D



    :evil:
     
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    The strangest one I ever had was probably about 6 months ago I dreamed I pried open 2 shotgun shells and poured out the bbs and then stuffed a hamster in each shell and loaded them into a sawed of shotgun kind of like mad max's. I went outside and a dog started running towards me so I gave him both barrels and he and the hamsters all splattered
     
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    I have nightmares that I come home and find that all my guns are gone - it's really sad!
     
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    I have a very similiar dream every once in a while. I'm sitting down at my desk working on whatever, someone calls my name, I turn around, and a very attractive lady repeatedly shoots me in the upper torso with a handgun. Not sure the model, I remember it being a black modern looking polymer type. Then I wake up. It's rather disconcerting because I remember her face and I KNOW I've never seen her before.

    I still haven't figured out what I will do if I ever do encounter the lady. Probably do the manly thing and run screaming. :evil:
     
  17. Fairlane63

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    I had one recently-- a little different theme than the others in this thread, but a pretty bad dream nonetheless:

    I'm at the outdoor range that I frequent-- I pick my Swiss K-31 up off of the bench and take a shot at the berm 100+ yards away. The thing is, the range is "cold" and there is another shooter down range checking his target! My shot isn't near the other shooter, but I fearfully realize what I've done and feel like a total brain-dead loser moron. Plus, all the other shooters immediately look at me with a very stern "are you some sort of idiot?!" type stare. Total humiliation.

    This one woke me up with a very strange feeling early in the a.m.-- maybe it means I'm really paranoid about range safety.

    -Chris W.
     
  18. Stevie-Ray

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    Mine are usually the empty the magazine into the BG to no effect type. Sometimes the gun appears to be on safe, though I know it's not. Only once have I had a dream where everything worked as advertized and the BG died. The sense of foreboding was overwhelming and woke me up shaking in a cold sweat. Probably something like it would be in real life.
     
  19. geekWithA.45

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    The gun related nightmare I have is that I chamber check and holster a reasonable sidearm, like a 1911 or a sig, or one of those star wars blasters.

    When the nazis/zombies/aliens/whatever show up, it's magically transformed itself into a Raven Arms .25 :what: :what: :what:
     
  20. gotbass

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    I have several variations on the same theme. BG outside, I'm checking the guns, several but nuthing I own, also ammo, but not for the guns. Big frustration. I also dream about trap shooting at the highschool football field and top it off with the going to the door to lock it and it will not lock and finally the BG kicks it in. Yelling no sound.

    Note to self, buy more guns and ammo. :eek:
     
  21. Third_Rail

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    Mumbles_45... that's.... uh.... Wow. :uhoh:


    Funny, though! :D
     
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    I had one where I had to shoot a BG, and he started to laugh at me when I shot 3 full magazines from my .380 at him.

    I bought a 9mm shortly thereafter.

    I.G.B.
     
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    Normally I feel that Pop psychology is retarded, and I think the smartest thing Freud ever said was "Sometimes a banana is just a banana."

    But I too have the ineffective handgun dream. I have had it since before I ever owned a firearm, but it got a LOT worse after getting married, getting two kids and finding myself up to my ears in debt and stationed in a town with 33% unemployment, (Yuma.) I think the shrinks have something on this one.

    If not helplessness, perhaps anxiety. I refuse to believe that everyone in this thread has a perfect stress-free life. And the similarity of the dreams is too much to be a coincident.

    The only dream worse for me is TEoTWaWKi dreams involving separation from the wife and kids. Reading SHTFic and ZedLit doesn't help that any, though.
     
  24. peacefuljeffrey

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    WOW, this kind of thing appears to be common! I had no idea!

    I've had MANY such gun-nightmares over the last dozen years or so.

    In many of them, there is some sort of mechanical or logistical problem with a gun that I need desperately to use in a life-death situation against bad guys.

    Most time, it's about a really hard-to-pull trigger, and when I finally get it squeezed, it's either mis-aimed, or the bullet droops out like a BB out of my old spring-loaded Marksman Repeater. :uhoh: I've had lots of dreams where the bullet hits the BG with no more force than a slingshot pellet would. Sucks!

    I've also had magazines that were the wrong size for the gun, or a weird scattered assortment of ammunition all in the wrong calibers, and no way to load my gun.

    Some of the worst dreams mimick real-life fears of ending up in a place where I'll get it major trouble for having brought a gun there. In real life, I studied for one semester in England in '92. Now I have dreams where I go back there, and as I'm walking out of the airport or something after landing, I realize that somehow I've managed to bring a handgun all that way, sidestepping security (without even meaning to!). Then I think to myself, "Oh, crap, now I have this gun which is registered in NY, so how am I going to get it back over there? And if I can't, and have to abandon it here in England, how am I going to explain the loss of it?" Very stressful dreams. Sometimes in the dream I come up with the idea that I'll just mail the parts back to myself in America. Not sure if that'd end up getting me in trouble anyway. Do they x-ray the mail? :uhoh:

    -Jeffrey
     
  25. peacefuljeffrey

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    OMG.

    I saw a reference to "TEoTWaWKi" and went hunting higher up the thread for a first reference. Didn't find one, so I went back to it, stared at it, and tried to imagine the cadence of nine words said in a string.

    And a few moments later, I got it!! :D

    Anyone else have a moment of confusion and then get it?

    -Jeffrey
     
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