@Matt VDW posted this thread: https://www.glocktalk.com/threads/the-block-in-a-bucket-challenge.1860722/ Anyone interested in results? EDIT: I set up the target so that the bucket was lying horizontal so no advantage or disadvantage for gravity. I did not do anything special to the wood block (rough cut from the lumber yard) nor the inside of the bucket. What I did notice is that the bucket walls, once the bottom was cut off had a lot of flex and they were very thin. That led me to believe that the challenge would be pretty easy as the block wouldn’t get “trapped” as it was pushed backwards. The section of wood also was fairly light so that also gave me confidence in the challenge. I used a standard cheap 4x4 from Home Depot that cost $15 total. EDIT #2: After getting the materials yesterday and rereading the terms of the challenge, I picked milder guns thinking that my original picks were probably overkill. If the wood block was heavier or the bucket smaller / stiffer, I probably would have stuck with 357 magnum and 45 ACP to try. But this being a Glock forum, I thought I’d try it with a G35. From trying the @ithaca_deerslayer GT challenge this month, I knew I could be inside a 3” circle at that distance with a competition gun with iron sights. So a G35 with a red dot seemed a pretty safe bet. Made sure the POI / POA was zeroed at that distance and that the timing wasn’t a problem. Grabbed an IDPA legal holster for the G35 from the drawer o’ holsters at home... EDIT #3: Wound up totally anticlimactic. First try with the G35: Hat camera Target camera Plenty of time, plenty of ballistic margin. So I got to thinking... what was the minimum equipment it would take to do something like this? Would you take the challenge if all you had was what you had on you at the time? Tried it with an iron sight 9mm P365... Hat cam Target cam So all in all, a very doable challenge without anything really special and not much thought needed with regards to equipment. Both calibers went through the block completely, but imparted enough force to knock the block well out of the bucket. That’s that! Hit a like if you appreciate the way my brain works and my curiosity that drives me to answer totally random questions.