Gunshots in dreams indicate that you must remain alert. You have to be cautious because unforeseen circumstances can alter your current life.
If in the dream you enjoy shooting, you will have good luck. If, however, you are frightened, the dream portend difficulties. Shooting up at the stars is, universally, an advantageous and promising dream.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are shot, and are feeling the sensations of dying, denotes that you are to meet unexpected abuse from the ill feelings of friends, but if you escape death by waking, you will be fully reconciled with them later on.
To dream that a preacher shoots you, signifies that you will be annoyed by some friend advancing views condemnatory to those entertained by yourself. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
In a sense, this image represents two different situations:
1. Out of the “starting gate” like a shot.
2. Fear of wars, as in Helmet, or more generally, fear of aggression. See Explosion, Lightning, Marksman / Hunter, Fireworks, Shooting.
In classical depth psychology, a sexual image: emission / ejaculation dream, sexual aggression. It can symbolize the aggressor as well as the victim. This aggression is not necessarily negative, because it can also express sexual freedom, reaching the goal (gratification, orgasm).
1- To be shot in a dream suggests an injury to one’s feelings. In a woman’s dream it can svmbolisc the sexual act - as much becausc her feelings are involved as for the masculine imagery. It could also indicate that we may feel that we are becoming victims or targets for other people’s anger.
2- If the dreamer is shooting something he may be having to deal with his own fears. He could be guarding against meeting parts of his personality he does not like.
To be on a shooting range suggests needing to produce accuracy in our lives.
3- To be conscious of a shot or shooting in a spiritual sense is to be aware of a necessary directed explosion of energy. This may be the only way in which we can achieve a desired end.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Directed explosive energy, such as that from a gun, is a very effective spiritual tool, although it must be used with care.
If we are noticeably aggressive we would have to be aware of our own motives and perhaps be a little more objective in taking action. Consult the entries for explode / explosion, gun, victim, war and weapon for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be conscious of hearing a shot in dreams or of shooting someone highlights the need for a targeted release of energy, perhaps to clear the air or to achieve a particular end result. Being shot in a dream suggests that we may need to be aware of someone else’s ill feeling towards us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Unconsciously you may be feeling threatened in some way and need to be consciously pro-active in coming to terms with the fear that this brings.
The type of weapon being used may have significance. When in a dream we are shooting someone we need to come to terms with aggressive or destructive tendencies which cannot be dealt with satisfactorily in waking life. Being in an environment where shooting is permitted, such as a shooting range or a war zone, indicates that certain safeguards should be put in place before planning on making any sort of assertive move.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream being shot or shot at can symbolize the sexual act and all that goes along with the idea of penetration. She might wish to explore her own feelings, particularly whether she feels targeted or victimized. In a man’s dream the same idea of victimization or aggression can be apparent, but will be much less to do with the sexual act and more to do with everyday matters and his place in the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Dreams of a shot gun represent intimidation, force and that you perhaps feel backed into a corner. This dream could also signify that you feel forced to do the responsible thing, as in a “shot gun wedding”. See Gun.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To be shot: a traumatic injury to feelings, often out of parental or other close relationship. It need not be something dramatic like being assaulted, but can be a quiet injury like not bonding emotionally with parents. Someone, something else shot: still usually refers to dreamer. Dreamer shooting someone, something: anger, fear or defence against meeting feelings or insights; aggressive sexuality. Idioms: get shot of; shot across the bows, shot in the arm; all shot to pieces; shot in the dark. See example in abreaction. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream of a shotgun, foretells domestic troubles and worry with children and servants.
To shoot both barrels of a double-barreled shotgun, foretells that you will meet such exasperating and unfeeling attention in your private and public life that suave manners giving way under the strain and your righteous wrath will be justifiable. See Pistol, Revolver, etc.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
(Sling; Catapult) Bringing a slingshot before a sick person in a dream means transporting him to a new place, or it could mean his death and burial.
A slingshot in a dream also means removal of a guardian from his office, or recovering from drug addiction, or it may represent a messenger. Using a slingshot to cast stones at others in a dream also means rightly invoking a strong curse on them.
If one sees a woman using a slingshot to throw stones at him in a dream, it means sorcery or witchcraft.
A slingshot in a dream also denotes just and harsh words. Holding a slingshot and preparing to shoot in a dream represents one’s strength and determination to say something just and true.
If one carries a slingshot but adoes not use it to cast stones in the dream, it means that he will repent for his sin.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision + Depth Psychology: Using a slingshot: someone is planning a nasty- attack. Watching others use a slingshot: somebody is planning something treacherous, and your defenses are not what they should be.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see (or hold/use) a slingshot in your dream suggests a need to defend and protect yourself emotionally and/or physically. You are experiencing some conflict in your waking life. This dream may also represent a fear of sexuality.... My Dream Interpretation
As the biblical tale of David and Goliath shows, the slingshot is a symbol that the strength of the weak can conquer the powerful. This type of dream invites you to have more confidence in yourself.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams