The Dream

Had one of my re-occurring dreams last night.

This time I was going into my favorite gun shop, this time with a pair of guys I had just met who were getting into shooting. They went in before me, and I guess stumbled into a robbery. As I entered I saw one of my friends in the standard hostage position with one of the robbers screwing a gun into his ear. There was another robber there who appeared to be unarmed.

I had my hands up at shoulder height in the “Surrender” position as I noted who was armed, and who wasn’t…then did a LIGHTNING fast draw (oddly from my Dragon Leatherwork Flatjack Holster) and unsighted put the muzzle about an inch from the hostage-taker’s jaw and pulled the trigger. There was no visible bullet impact, but the guy DID drop his gun and guard, so I gave him a few more in the head and he dropped. Meanwhile his buddy closed in on me and I ended up finishing up the magazine into his buddy’s head, again at near contact distance.

There’s the oddity of the dream. You can only really dream what you can easily imagine. I can dream doing a quick draw from any of my favored holsters (even tho I don’t often pack in the Flatjack), and I can imagine connecting a shot at about 4″ with one-hand.

But I’ve practiced all of those things. What I’ve never experienced, let alone practiced, is putting a bullet into a living head. I know from data that probably my little Beretta using standard .22 ammo will drop a man in his tracks with those shots, and certainly even cheap .45 ball ammo will do a man in at those ranges and hits.

But my mind couldn’t imagine it, so my dream went all crazy once those things happened.

Its just interesting what dreams tell us. For this it says in my personal life I will assume that A) I will be armed, B) whatever I’m wearing I’ll be competent with, but I’m not confident that my bullet will perform as advertised.

How about you?

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2 Responses to The Dream

  1. bluesun says:

    I think this proves your subconscious mind hasn’t been on the internet long enough.

    NO 9mm GLOCK?!?!? DON’T YOU KNOW THAT ONLY PEOPLE WHO DON’T VALUE THEIR LIVES USE SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T HAVE 34 ROUNDS OF JHP?!?!

    YOU’RE NOT ANY SORT OF TACTICAL OPERATOR, AND THUS ARE A FOOL.

    …or at least, that’s the impression I’ve gotten from my time on the internet.

  2. Archer says:

    I’ve had dreams with those same elements: 1) it’s assumed I’m readily armed (even though I don’t have a carry license [yet]; maybe it’s also assuming I’ll get one soon? ;) ), 2) it’s assumed I’m practiced and able to execute the actions necessary, but that the bullets may not do their part. In my version, two or three men break into my home, and I have my 9mm XD (16+1). I’m able to put down the first one or two, but they require a full magazine each and there’s one bad guy left that I have to fend off hand-to-hand.

    I wonder if my sub-conscious has equal or more faith in my hand-to-hand skills than my shooting equipment and skills.

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