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Ever had a nightmare that was gun-related?

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  1. BHPshooter

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    Oh boy, I had one last night.

    I guess there's some of the Halloween Spirit getting to me, because it was pretty, uh, involved with the paranormal. But in a nutshell, let's just say this: I was packin' my Browning, I needed it, and I wasn't carrying a reload. Oh man.

    The funny thing is, I haven't had a nightmare in so long I can't remember. What's even funnier is that this dream was really, truly scary. I kid you not, I can't go back to sleep. :eek: :uhoh: And it wasn't just one of those short dreams, this was the point of all of last night's dream. Hmmm, it really makes me think.

    Anybody else?

    Cheers,
    Wes :scrutiny:
     
  2. Futo Inu

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    Many many times I have had dreams where I am carrying, get jumped or whathaveyou, and for some reason the trigger on my CCW gat won't pull back, no matter how hard I pull - the results are not good, obviously. Usually I get stabbed - must be my worst subconcious fear. Occasionally in one of these dreams, my gun works fine and I waste the bad guys - wake up feeling triumphant, yet still perturbed - after all, before victory was a lot of stress.
     
  3. BerettaNut92

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    Sometimes...like remember when you're a kid and you have those dreams you get the toy you always wanted then you wake up and you're still in your room, no Decepticon Starscream?

    Once in a while I'll dream I had a Colt lower with a Bushmaster Dissipator M4 profile barrel with Wilson muzzlebrake, ACOG, Singlepoint sling, Surefire, 30 round mags and a carbon fiber handguard laying around....then I wake up and I'm still in untacticalifornia :(
     
  4. Futo Inu

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    Skunk, I've done that with both cars and guns. In very realistic dream, I get a brand new corvette/tundra/MP5/whatever somehow, and am quite sure it's mine all mine for all time, and a lot of cussing goes on when I wake.
     
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    Hmmm, a few years back when I lived with my parents I had one wherein a large gentleman with an industrial size meat cleaver was attempting to do a bit of impromptu plastic surgery on me. As I recall, my shotgun persistantly either misfired or had no effect. Oddly enough, I couldn't get any of our cars to start either. Maybe God's trying to send me a message about my relationship with mechanical devices.:)

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  7. TarpleyG

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    Slow running, guns not firing, cars not starting are common themes in dreams. I also happen to not be able to swing a punch in my dreams. Must be the same thing.

    I have frequent "strange" dreams. I don't refer to them as nightmares because they do not frighten me. In fact, I rather enjoy them. Like watching a movie (in color no doubt). My wife says I need therapy. Maybe she's on to something there.

    GT
     
  8. Carlos Cabeza

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    I occasionally have this dream that I am in the supermarket checkout line and some masked armed robbers burst in and start shooting people and demanding "OPEN THE SAFE M......F.......er !" and I can't seem to get the gun out of the IWB holster :rolleyes: then, when I mange to clear leather I fumble with the safety, have trouble with seeing the sights and can't hit a damn thing ! There's some innocent pregnant woman that keeps getting in the way of my shooting the BG's and eventually I am shot to death laying in the floor of the market. I can see myself lying there like an out of body or something.:scrutiny: Pretty spooky dream, so it makes me really try to focus hard on training when at the range.
     
  9. Kharn

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    I had a nightmare a few months ago about being in a firefight with a Terminator. I kept shooting while my (now ex-) girlfriend handed me loaded firearms to blaze away with, with the firefight taking place all over the house. The dream ended with the Terminator's head hiding behind the spice rack in the cabinet above the stove, and my shooting at it while it shot back with a Beretta 92. Dont ask how the head was able to fire the Beretta, but it did.

    I had a dream last night where my cousin (my shooting instructor) was checking out an 11.5" barrel/5.5" muzzle braked Ar15 I had just bought, and he was somehow able to unscrew the 5.5" brake by hand (legally would have to be permanetly attached). The dream ended right as he was starting to say "I'm gonna have to tell the ATF about this." :what:
    That one took a while to get back to sleep afterward (my cellphone did its 'Dead battery'-beeping, which is what woke me up).

    Skunk:
    I've had it happen before a few times, but I forget what the objects were.

    If I sleep through the night, I dont remember my dreams, but if something/someone wakes me up between 12 and 5am, I usually remember some really wierd ones.

    Kharn
     
  10. ocabj

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    Holy crap. I thought I was the only person who has this type of dream. Scary.
     
  11. Echo23TC

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    Had one about a week ago wherein I pulled both triggers on my SxS, saw the shot patterns just below the throat/torso intersection and no effect. Fortunately, I woke up at that point.
     
  12. P95Carry

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    I think the solid trigger and FTF situation is same really as the drowning dreams .. where you can't get to surface ..... or the ones where you wanna run and the legs are lead!!

    Funnily enough this very morning I had a repeat dream .... not nightmare really ..... whereby I was in UK and yet with my normal carry plus pocket backup piece. Busy chatting to people and about to show one or other and suddenly realizing ..... ''holy crap'' ..... :rolleyes: Don't wanna do that!

    So far in that one I have gotten away with it and not been ''made'' :D
     
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    I dream about double-feeds sometimes. Typical thing, I fire one shot and spend the next part of eternity trying to get it unjammed. Doesn't really scare me, though, my guns work fine. It's usually something I haven't used before or don't own myself.

    ANM
     
  14. sch40

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    of course.

    They're usually one of the most frustrating dreams I have. I've never had a malf. or can't pull the trigger. What usually happens is that there is no resistance to the trigger, and the gun has no effect -- sometimes nothing happens, bus sometimes the gun goes about its action without any blast/bullet... so annoying.

    Knife fights in my dreams kick butt, though. Whether I'm losing or pulling a "doctor" , the're usually action-packed and great training :D

    -sch40
     
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    Yes, but how do these dreams make you feel? And tell me about your mother.
     
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    Dreams of shooting groups and animals, or owning cool guns, only to wake up to extremely disappointing reality.

    Dreams of needing a gun but it's just out of reach or ammo is in the safe, or it jams, or hand gets smashed too bad to use.

    Have an ND/AD.
     
  17. bigjoegood1

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    Me too, 3, 4.....

    I too had the recurring nightmare that there was a BG in my home to do harm to me and me tribe an my SKS would never fire! This dream occurred off and on for about 3 years and I had no faith in my SKS (I had purchased the rifle in '97 and my first time firing it was in '03). The first time I went to pull the trigger the gun just clicked! I almost fainted until I figured out that I hadn't even cocked the durn thing! I has performed flawlessly since that day.
     
  18. PawDaddy

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    I have had numerous dreams about being confronted by a BG and not being able to get the gun out, or being shot before I can pull the trigger.

    However, in the last couple of dreams that I have had relating to this subject, I was successful in getting the shot/shots off and stopping the BG.

    It's funny how so many of us have dreams such as this!

    We have these dreams because this type of thing is on our minds alot. I think that we ponder over such situations so often that we tend to dream these dreams. Dreams really do not mean anything. When a dream "comes true" or similar things happen in real life like in our dreams, it is purely coincedental.

    God does not reveal anything to anyone in dreams or in any way other than through His inspired word, which is the Bible. II Timothy 3:16-17
     
  19. Dorian

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    Wow! This is the most frequent one I have! I used to have them a lot.

    Recently I've actually been having some REALLY COOL tactical firefight dreams, mixed in with the no trigger working dream.

    The scariest one by far, however, is the one that woke me up in a cold sweat. I don't remember anything about the dream other than the end. I was spinning my USP around on my finger like a cowboy, and as it got to the point of aiming right at my chest, I pulled the trigger(as it was spinning) and BANG! I woke up... And my chest where I had "shot myself" in my dream was stinging.
     
  20. BHPshooter

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    That is usually what happens to me in my dreams, but such was not the case last night. I think that's part of why it was so scary. My arms, legs, guns, and cars all worked just fine. This is very unusual for me.

    Yeah, I dream in color too. This was anything but enjoyable, though. I don't really want to explain it, it is so odd, but it was pretty striking.

    But I shot just fine, and my gun performed well -- both of these seem to be an unusual outcome in dreams. What bothered me the most was 1) the complete feeling of terror (you know, that feeling), 2) not having as mush ammo as I needed, and 3) Boy, oh boy, did I need it.

    I know it's just a dream, but I have to disagree with the comment that dreams mean nothing. I think sometimes dreams do mean things. I guess this dream is just a good reminder of what they've told me in the boy scouts all my life: Be Prepared.

    Cheers,
    Wes
     
  21. Sunray

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    "...Terminator's head hiding behind the spice rack..." If her cooking is that bad, don' t tell her. Just do it yourself.
    My "nightmares" only involve running out of ammo at inopportune moments. Happened once in July, 25th, I think it was, of 1876.
     
  22. semf

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    I'm laying in bed, half asleep. I looked up and see me in the doorway looking at me. I raise an AK to my shoulder and aim it at me. I shoot me in the side and giggle walk out the door.

    It was one of those dreams where you think you're awake. I remember it vividly. Trying to focus my eyes and figure out why I'm in the doorway.
    The impact was so real that it knocked me across the bed (according to my wife) And it hurt enough that I spent the whole next day looking at my side to see if a bullet hole would appear.
    I really need to get a shrink to figure this one out.
     
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    I had a dream the other day - I was inside a castle and had to go up a long flight of stairs up the tower and going into all these rooms fighting all sorts of weird creatures but all I had was a sword! :what:

    Could've done a lot more damage with a 12-gauge or an M-16 :D
     
  24. Daniel T

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    semf, that could be serious. I would definately get that checked out. I know that one thing that can cause that kind of dream and physical reaction is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Not saying that's your problem, but it can have similar symptoms.

    I also occasionally have the 1000lb trigger pull dream too. Then I realize it's a Glock. :D
     
  25. T.Stahl

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    Many, many years ago I had a dream that involved a horde of zombies and me carrying a small, compact lever-action. I hit them again and again, but they didn't go down. Many years later, surfing Winchester's homepage, I came across the '94 Ranger Compact', the rifle of my dream. Now it's on my to-buy-list. ;)
    I frequently have dreams involving guns, sometimes they involve my Glock, but I can't see it (Might that be a reference to the porcelain Glock? ;) ). Once I dreamed about my Enfield. Most of the times the nightmareish thing about the dreams is that I score hits on the bad guys, but they won't go down.
     
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