Another reason you may need to train
For those who have the dream that everything goes wrong when you need it most, it may be your subconscious telling you it thinks there is a problem. here is what Grossman has to say.
There is a kind of dream not associated with any real world event. I call it the Universal Warrior Nightmare. The most common version of the universal nightmare is to dream that you cannot get your gun to fire. The gun jams, the bullets dribble out the end of the barrel, or they bounce impotently off the bad guy�s chest. The puppy, your midbrain, your unconscious mind, sends a message into your dreams that says, �Boss, I�m worried. I�m afraid it might not work.� Well, who would not be worried? Many of your brother and sister warriors have such nightmares and there is nothing wrong if you are having them now or you get them in the future. But there is one thing you can do that has helped many warriors to make the dreams go away: train. The puppy is worried, so to calm him you teach him a few new tricks or polish the old ones. Train hard so that he feels confident. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman