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Posted: 9/10/2005 6:23:03 AM EDT
About once a week I have a dream (the settings and people are always different) where I need to shoot somebody or something but no matter how hard I try I can never pull it far enough back in order to fire the round. Sometimes it has like a 200 lb pull weight and other times like last night the trigger is just slop and moves all over the place like nothing is attached to it inside the handgun. What do you all think ? Anybody care to interpret what that might mean ?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:31:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
About once a week I have a dream (the settings and people are always different) where I need to shoot somebody or something but no matter how hard I try I can never pull it far enough back in order to fire the round. Sometimes it has like a 200 lb pull weight and other times like last night the trigger is just slop and moves all over the place like nothing is attached to it inside the handgun. What do you all think ? Anybody care to interpret what that might mean ?



Are you a virgin by chance?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:33:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 6:33:30 AM EDT by slash-5]

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
About once a week I have a dream (the settings and people are always different) where I need to shoot somebody or something but no matter how hard I try I can never pull it far enough back in order to fire the round. Sometimes it has like a 200 lb pull weight and other times like last night the trigger is just slop and moves all over the place like nothing is attached to it inside the handgun. What do you all think ? Anybody care to interpret what that might mean ?



I used to have these type of dreams (wrong ammo, broken gun, etc.) until I went to Gunsite. It is your body telling you to go get training.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:33:30 AM EDT
Viagra.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:34:01 AM EDT
It is most likely the subconscious response to a conflict that has come to a head and the human nature that makes one that is not a sociopath have reservations about taking the life of another human. Or it could mean that there are issues in your life that you think you are in control of but your subconscious thinks you are not.

OR You are eating Taco Bell too late before bead.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:37:40 AM EDT
What does it mean if I have never had a bad dream or nightmare in my entire life??? My dreams are usually me just wandering around doing everyday stuff, sometimes its wacky sometimes its completely normal.... Also I usually can do anything I chose in them.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:39:05 AM EDT
You're touching yourself.

Sometimes you are ...

Well you know the details.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:40:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 6:40:59 AM EDT by raven]
Machines never work like they're supposed to in dreams. Not just guns but any kind of machine or electric device. This is documented by psychologists who study dreaming like Steven Laberge. There's no subtext or meaning behind it, just how things are.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:40:16 AM EDT
Ironic screen name
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:41:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL-01:
It is most likely the subconscious response to a conflict that has come to a head and the human nature that makes one that is not a sociopath have reservations about taking the life of another human. Or it could mean that there are issues in your life that you think you are in control of but your subconscious thinks you are not.

OR You are eating Taco Bell too late before bead.



That's weird, I did have tacos last night around 9pm at my cousin's house............coincidence ? Maybe not I've been having this type of dream for years now maybe over 5, it doesn't bother me but it is annoying as hell because I usually really want to shoot whatever the target is in my dream.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:43:08 AM EDT
I have that dream sometimes too and hate it, I always wondered about the possible hidden meanings
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:44:12 AM EDT
It is very common for people "under arms" to have dreams like that... Using the weapon is the ultimate and greatest reaction to a threat so the weapon not working or being ineffective is the ultimate and greatest fear.

Very typical cop dream. Many of my peers and I have discussed it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:45:06 AM EDT
It means you need to do a trigger job in your next dream, before you commence to killin'.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:45:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 6:46:10 AM EDT by DK-Prof]

It means you're gay.


Sorry.

Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:47:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
About once a week I have a dream (the settings and people are always different) where I need to shoot somebody or something but no matter how hard I try I can never pull it far enough back in order to fire the round. Sometimes it has like a 200 lb pull weight and other times like last night the trigger is just slop and moves all over the place like nothing is attached to it inside the handgun. What do you all think ? Anybody care to interpret what that might mean ?




When I started college in the early 90's, I would dream, but I was aware I was dreaming.

It was really weird, but cool. If something, say monster-like, was ever bothering me, I would just wish/dream myself a MG or grenade. The grenade would always explode into the bad thing and nowhere else.

I don't dream that way now, but it was cool when it was happening. Although, sometimes I would wake up exhausted
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:48:17 AM EDT
It is pretty much the same thing as, when in a dream, you punch really slowly or can't run or walk fast.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:51:50 AM EDT
Go for your secondary weapon, sounds like you're in serious trouble in those dreams. You can fix your primary after the threat has been taken of.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:53:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL-01:
It is pretty much the same thing as, when in a dream, you punch really slowly or can't run or walk fast.



See, that one happens to me all the time! I can always run REALLY fast (even fly!!!), but I can't throw a punch to save my life. I seem to have ZERO strength in my dreams. Wierd.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:04:55 AM EDT
I have one where I can't control my eyes ... Like when you haven't slept in 20 hours and are expected to drive or listen to a lecture or business planning meeting.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:27:05 AM EDT
I don't dream at all, ever. Is that unusual?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:29:52 AM EDT
I had that dream prior to my first shooting.

Now, instead of not being able to pull the trigger, the bullets have no effect on the target.

I must be gay as well.


Sheep
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:41:55 AM EDT
That's what is referred to as a "warrior dream." Your inner warrior is trying to tell you to train! It's saying it needs to feel secure in your training and ability. The member who stated he used to have those before he went to Gunsite is spot on. After completing intensive training like that, his "inner warrior" feels secure in its ability. Of course, he probably shoots a lot more now AFTER attending Gunsite than he ever did before!

For a quick fix, just go shooting. It will subdue the subconscious until you can train!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:49:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SheepDog_556:
I had that dream prior to my first shooting.

Now, instead of not being able to pull the trigger, the bullets have no effect on the target.

I must be gay as well.


Sheep



This has been my dream lately.......no effect on target. I'm hitting it/him but it doesn't seem to hurt the "target". I used to have the "trigger" dream constantly; now it is just every so often. The "no effect" dream is at least once a week.

I hate those dreams.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:49:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jwise:
That's what is referred to as a "warrior dream." Your inner warrior is trying to tell you to train! It's saying it needs to feel secure in your training and ability. The member who stated he used to have those before he went to Gunsite is spot on. After completing intensive training like that, his "inner warrior" feels secure in its ability. Of course, he probably shoots a lot more now AFTER attending Gunsite than he ever did before!

For a quick fix, just go shooting. It will subdue the subconscious until you can train!



This is my favorite explanation, so far.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:56:52 AM EDT
That explanation comes from Lt Col Dave Grossman ("On Killing") who has taught Psychology and the mental effects of combat at the US War College (or some academy.)

I used to have both the 'trigger' dreams and 'no effect' dreams. I usually shoot AT LEAST twice a month, so I haven't had those dreams in a while. If I did, I'd know I need to step up the training.

I was SO proud when my wife started having those dreams!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:01:08 AM EDT
Whoa.. I just had the "trigger" dream last night too.. Happens to me a couple of times a week..

I always thought it was my subconscious keeping me in check from becoming complacent. Really there is nothing worse that letting your skills and situational awareness slip away through a false feeling of security and comfort. Kind of shakes you up a bit and keeps you frosty.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:11:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:21:24 AM EDT
I think you all are subconsciously obsessing over the classic "M-16s always jam" and "5.56 is too small of a caliber" stories.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:35:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 8:38:58 AM EDT by EternalVigilance]
Thats crazy man I had a dream like that a few nights ago. In my dream the trigger was REALLY heavy, but I did end up getting my weapon to fire. The first time I didn't and somebody else shot the assailant for me. After the shooting I looked at my magazine (glock) to see if my weapon fired and all 15 rounds were still there. I was like 'whoa". Then the next group that attacked even though the trigger was REAL heavy I got it to go bang. It was kind of a fun dream, I got attacked by looters with AK pistols and kicked their asses with a little movement, use of cover, and my glock 19. Haha.



The cool thing in my dream was how cool I was thinking under-fire, manuevering to flank our opponenets cause the person with me was pinned down. Everything was perfect except for the trigger thing, I focused on the front sight post and everything. haha
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:37:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL-01:
It is pretty much the same thing as, when in a dream, you punch really slowly or can't run or walk fast.



See, that one happens to me all the time! I can always run REALLY fast (even fly!!!), but I can't throw a punch to save my life. I seem to have ZERO strength in my dreams. Wierd.



Pussy
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 1:31:06 PM EDT
I used to have the "no weapon effect on target" dreams all the time. I figured that I had better not tell anybody about it, because they were liable to tell me that it had something to do with my penis.

It may indeed have something to do with my penis, but it's nice to know that I'm not the only one...
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:04:17 PM EDT
Yeah, I had that dream once. Fortunately, I was able to cut the motherfucker's throat out with my knife. Never had the dream again. No kidding.

It's some kind of insecurity. I used to be afraid of wolfmen and other silly things as a young child (thanks TV!). Until I started killing them with my bare hands in my dreams.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:05:14 PM EDT
I have a variation of this dream but instead of not being able to pull the trigger I can't pull the trigger fast enough with the bullets having little effect. Mag capacity isn't a factor either because I have to pull the trigger so many times that I have to switch fingers and my fingers keep falling off the trigger.

I also can't punch anything with enough force to wrinkle paper.

I also can't get laid in my dreams. I wake up just as things are getting good.
I get laid in real life though.......


BISHOP
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:09:00 PM EDT
I had one where I was cutting a guy in half with a laser beam but it was really the sound of my alarm waking me up.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:28:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
About once a week I have a dream (the settings and people are always different) where I need to shoot somebody or something but no matter how hard I try I can never pull it far enough back in order to fire the round. Sometimes it has like a 200 lb pull weight and other times like last night the trigger is just slop and moves all over the place like nothing is attached to it inside the handgun. What do you all think ? Anybody care to interpret what that might mean ?



You're not alone. I have the same dreams.
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