I am reflecting back to my military days. When I would arrive for duty I would go to the Armory, receive my weapon, walk to the Clearing Barrel, load my weapon then start my day. At the end of the day the process is reversed, weapon into the clearing barrel, unload, return weapon to the Armory, go home for the day. Does anyone here on NWFA use a Clearing Barrel at their home? If so did you purchase one or did you make it. It seems that the ones I have ever used in the past ranged from a tin 5 gallon bucket to a 55 gallon barrel. Both filled with sand with hole cut in the lid with a piece of steel pipe welded in place to form the top of the barrel. One end of the steel pipe is buried into the sand and the other end sticking out of the top so you can rest the weapon inside of it. I often wondered if I should look into putting together a "Clearing Barrel" for home use. I wanted to see what you folks thought about it and to find out what the best way to go about making one. Then there is also the question of where would I keep it. I mean a clearing barrel isn't exactly a fashion statement. I figure if there is ever an accidental discharge I would much rather prefer the discharge firing into a bucket/barrel of sand rather through the floor or wall. I do have neighbors to consider.