Nightmares of Gun Jamming Up.

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  1. rdhood

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    If a person's trust in a firearm is fundamentally shaken and can't be restored (whether the reason for the distrust is logical or not), changing guns is a reasonable option. <=== and this says NOTHING about MY psychology.

    How a person interprets something, whether logical or not, is highly personal. It makes no difference that a fear or phobia is illogical. The OP could spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a psychologist, and never solve anything. Or he could sell is glock and buy something else A LOT CHEAPER than several psycholist's visits. Of course, I have to wonder what happens after his NEXT dream, but that is another story. The only thing that says about MY psychology is that I am practical and frugal.
     
  2. gym

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    Dreams are just that, they are not predictors of future occurrences. Either you trust your gun or get a new one. If it bothers you that much, pick up a 9mm revolver or a 357,or 45 revolver. You can also buy 7 and 8 shot revolvers now, from several manufacturers.
     
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    I had similar dreams as a kid until I had my first sexual encounter. None since.
     
  4. EvilGenius

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    I had a similar dream a few months back.

    For whatever reason I was on some sort of playground/open field next to a small airfield by myself on a cloudy day near sundown.

    I was doing or working on something and heard a noise. I looked up and saw an middle aged Asian man walking towards me mumbling something in whatever language he spoke. He had a pistol in his hand and it was pointed vaguely at me. I responded by drawing my RIA 1911 and warned him to stop, rather than shooting as he looked confused and didn't seem like he was angry. However he kept approaching still with it pointed at me and as he got closer I finally decided it was too close and started shooting. Both of us screaming at eachother once it started, but he didn't try to flinch or run away. My 1911 would jam after every round, but I managed to actuate it and keep shooting until I emptied the mag where it basically blew apart on the last round. It took the whole mag to stop him, but he did fall to the ground dead. Fast forward to a couple of days later. I somehow find out that he was not from here, didn't speak english and didn't know anything about guns or how to handle them properly and decided to bring it to me to make sure no one (like a child) would find it and get hurt.

    I felt terrible.

    I have no idea what triggered it or what that meant. I have never had a malfunction with my RIA nor have I had any run ins on a playground or with Asian folk.
     
  5. Eyesac

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    I had them on and off for the first 6mo or so after I started carrying. Bullets would come out really slow and hit the bad guy and fall on the ground. It'll fade eventually....
     
  6. stonecutter2

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    Man, the human mind is a funny thing. It holds onto things while trying to process them and sometimes doesn't like to let stuff go.

    My advice is to put hundreds of trouble free rounds through your pistol and try NOT to think about the gun jamming. Focus on how well it functions.

    Quiet your mind about this particular thing. Try not to stress about the dreams, or it will continue to feedback into your dreams. Break your mind's cycle.

    I had a similar thing when I was young. I kept having a dream about someone trying to kidnap me, and when i punched them my punch was like nothing as it contacted them. Like my arm stopped working and my punch had no force. To this day, I can still "feel" that feeling. I had that dream so many times for a while, but it was when i accepted that the concern over the dream and the potential incident was irrational that the dreams finally stopped.

    I also recently started studying martial arts, which reaffirmed that I can indeed hit things pretty well :)

    Bottom line: it doesn't mean much. Just your mind holding onto scrap data. Help to push it into the recycle bin of your thoughts.
     
  7. KingTiger

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    I've had similar dreams where I'm in a fire fight & my TEC-9 keeps jamming.

    In my case, the dream was spawned by reality.
     
  8. DonnyBrook13

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    It means:

    Get a revolver.
     
  9. MattShlock

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    I'd suggest a revolver too as you simply need a reliable gun. However, Glocks are not unreliable. Clean, shoot, and do it again. Shoot till you are sure it is reliable -- then sleep tite! Otherwise...

    ...you MUST replace that Glock for defensive purposes.
     
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  10. X-JaVeN-X

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    It sounds to me like all of you guys need to go to the looney bin! lol

    ...but really...I'm jealous. I never have dreams (or at least never remember having them). On the rare occasion that I do have a dream, even if it's a nightmare, it makes me happy. Hmm...maybe I should go to the looney bin...
     
  11. gym

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    They are in fact "Dreams". Subconscious thoughts that surface when the brain has little to do, as in sleep mode. I would not give it any more credence or allow it to influence my conscious decision making. I was the King of England the other night, sadly I awoke with my pillow under my butt instead of a throne.
     
  12. Bruno2

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    I believe that subconsciously you do not have any faith in Glock. Although day to day you tell yourself it is a fine weapon, but in the back of your mind you doubt it. I would change brands and probably go with something in Beretta. You cant argue with 500 years.
     
  13. ID-shooting

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    Mine is the no matter how hard I try to pull the trigger the gun will not fire. Had that one since I first joined the Army, have it much less now. Most of mine that wake me up are nukes (mushroom clouds on the horizon) and being back in the Army on a recall or some kind of draft situation.
     
  14. JP Quiceno

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    I'd say you need to put that fear aside and realize the truth of the matter is that the possibility of your gun dry firing/jamming on the first shot in an encounter is a reality.

    What you need to do isn't change guns, ammo, hardware, etc. It's your training that needs to improve.

    Tap Rack Bang. That's all there is to it.

    No need for fear.

    For example:

    (Does my 9MM have the power to stop a 280 Lb meth head mugger?)

    (My glock doens't have a traditional safety, I'm probably going to end up shooting myself.)

    (This ammo jammed up on the first try, It's no good!)

    Just put all that debate about ammo, guns, holsters, etc aside and focus on:

    1) Mindset

    2) Skill Set

    3) Then tool set!

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    On another note. It's 2:46 AM here in Miami, FL and I'm going to pickup my brand new Generation 3 Glock 17 today at 10:00 am. Go figure LOL
     
  15. easyg

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    Not necessarily....

    Autos can jam in ways that require more than just the old "tap, rack, and bang" drill.
     
  16. rodregier

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    My occasional failure dream/nightmare on the topic involves revolvers with impossibly heavy double-action trigger pulls. The revolvers I actually own have quite reasonable double action trigger pulls. I have auto-pistols too :)
     
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    Look at the bright side in the op's dream he gets one shot off. Its better to have a single shot than no shot at all. In that scenario shot placement seems to be the name of the game. As in real life.;)
     
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    I still find it hilarious that after the huge amount of info regarding dream interpretation and my own comment on the psychological implications of people simply interpreting everything literally, there are STILL people doing that.
     
  19. HKGuns

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    I'll say.....That is a cold sweat nightmare.

    To the OP, you'll grow out of this phase. Drink some warm milk before going to sleep.
     
  20. Wishoot

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    I'd only start worrying if you were dreaming of smoking a cigar while going through a tunnel while riding a train.
     
  21. Al Thompson

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    This thread seems done. OP, feel free to PM me if you disagree...
     
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