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View Poll Results: What goes wrong in your dreams?
Mag loaded backwards/wrong 3 13.64%
Can't rack slide 4 18.18%
Won't go into battery 7 31.82%
Can't find gun 8 36.36%
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Old January 25, 2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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Dream pistol malfunctions?

Like when you can't throw a good punch, do you have pistol malfunctions in your dreams? Share your subconscious oddities
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Old January 25, 2013, 12:35 PM   #2
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Interestingly I may spend time daydreaming about guns, but cannot remember having an actual dream about them.
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Old January 25, 2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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When I dream, I dream of women, not guns. This way there are no misfires.

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Old January 25, 2013, 02:56 PM   #4
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I can hardly ever get a shot off in a dream.
And knives and swords are worse.
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Old January 25, 2013, 03:23 PM   #5
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I can hardly ever get a shot off in a dream.
Sums up mine too.

Also, if I am shooting..again and again my bullets have no effect.
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Old January 25, 2013, 03:30 PM   #6
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I forgot to add that option. That happens to me too. My bullets are so slow I have to aim upward just so the spitballs harmlessly hit the bad guy
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Old January 25, 2013, 04:05 PM   #7
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Had two dreams that disturbed the heck outta me when I was on my work up to go to the 'stan. One was someone breaking into my house and when I flipped the safety on my 1911 off and tried to pull the trigger it wouldn't pull. The same thing happened in another dream a week later except I was breaching a door to clear a house in Afghanistan, flipped off the safety but the trigger wouldn't pull. Never had another one but the fact that the same dream recurred scared the bejeezes outta me.
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Old January 25, 2013, 04:08 PM   #8
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When I walk into Walmart, and the shelves are empty....even .22LR. Oh wait, it's not a dream.
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Old January 25, 2013, 04:26 PM   #9
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mine is can't pull trigger. for some reason the trigger pull is always like 600lbs in my dreams.
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Old January 25, 2013, 06:24 PM   #10
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mine is can't pull trigger. for some reason the trigger pull is always like 600lbs in my dreams.
I've had that one before too. It's always either that. Or my bullets are affecting them like I'm throwing Cheeto balls at them.
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Old January 25, 2013, 06:51 PM   #11
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I'm OP but I didn't post my own

Usually it's the magazine. Like several different calibers in the mag, some backwards, some other stuff like wood, batteries, etc. Hence the slide won't rack. Then sometimes when I DO shoot, yeah, it's like Cheeto balls having no effect
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Old January 25, 2013, 06:57 PM   #12
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Only one I ever had was when it was the end of the world, and some dingbat was wasting my bullets. I called him on it, he drew on me, I fired, and out came a wimpy bullet that went a good foot or two two then dropped.
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Old January 25, 2013, 07:51 PM   #13
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Slow bullets.

And the Can't pull trigger one too.
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Old January 25, 2013, 07:58 PM   #14
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Slow bullets, like Matrix slow.
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Old January 25, 2013, 08:46 PM   #15
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Old January 26, 2013, 02:52 AM   #16
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Can't find primers.
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Old January 26, 2013, 12:41 PM   #17
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Years ago, I had the anemic phutt phutt phutt, and the bullets naturally were ineffective. Now, it seems I always hit what I aim at and the BGs go down.

But there's still that phutt phutt phutt, even though I'm not using a suppressor.
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Old January 26, 2013, 02:09 PM   #18
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For some reason if I dream of a DAO or DA/SA pistol there's always problem, I can feel the spring tension on the trigger as I pull it but the pistol never fires, the trigger just hits the grip. Oddly enough this doesn't happen when I dream of single action pistols like Hi-powers or 1911's, they always seem to work fine....weird.
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Old January 26, 2013, 02:11 PM   #19
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Not since I started carrying Glocks.
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Old January 26, 2013, 02:13 PM   #20
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I've never had a firearm in my dreams.

Maybe I'll try for one tonight.
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Old January 26, 2013, 06:15 PM   #21
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Just like real life, in my dreams I carry a revolver.
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Old January 26, 2013, 07:18 PM   #22
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Usually I find myself with lots of empty magazines and no time to load them or I have a lot of the wrong caliber ammo.
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Old January 26, 2013, 07:21 PM   #23
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Anytime I've had a dream where I was in a shootout and lost it was because I couldn't shoot straight, usually because the trigger was ridiculously heavy. I had variations on that 3 or 4 times and found out that dreams like that indicate a subconscious fear of inadequacy or not being good enough. Usually dreams have some kind of hidden meaning but in my case it was pretty straightforward. I wasn't confident in my ability to hit the threat in a life-or-death situation, so I started hitting the range a lot more.
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Old January 26, 2013, 07:42 PM   #24
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What does it mean if I'm always naked and trying to find a place to take a leak in my dreams?
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Old January 26, 2013, 08:44 PM   #25
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The only gun dream that I can remember involved Danny Devito. For some odd reason he was chasing me around shooting at me with a shotgun. Right before he fired he would yell "pull!" and I would duck. Eventually he chased me around a van and I guess i'd had enough and I drew my pistol and shot the hell out of him.

I woke up and wondered why I was dreaming about Danny Devito and realized that I had just watched an episode of It's always sunny in philidelphia.

Dreams can be so weird.
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