Woke up from a nightmare that I can’t stop thinking about. It was extremely vivid and real. HD Dream. Sight, sound, smell… and when I woke up, I could still feel the phantom pains of my injuries.
In the dream, I was leading my youngest child to the car. It was night and I was parked in a dark area of a large parking lot filled with vehicles. I put my boy in the car, walked around and got in… and suddenly this huge guy made of darkness that smelled of coal and burned rubber jumped me. He started grabbing me through the open window. I had to fight him off from a position of disadvantage. He had a box cutter. I had a gun, but it was not chambered and I struggled to get it loaded while fighting this dark – thing. I was getting cut badly, but finally got my gun into play. Keeping my left arm high, I emptied the gun under it and into the Attacker, who fell away. The muzzle blast was ferocious with heat, light, and concussion. My boy was screaming. I had blood everywhere. There was lots of pain.
And then I woke up.
I can’t stop thinking about this dream.
My situational awareness was high. But everything was wrong and I knew it. Where I parked, the window down, the gun in Condition 3.
I can only come to one conclusion.
I need a new gun.