Sanner's Carbine Classic

The Sanner’s Carbine Classic is similar to an IDPA match but the firearm used is a carbine of intermediate caliber (muzzle energy 1875 ft·lbs). Competitors will be shooting primarily at paper targets interspersed with the occasional clay pigeon or other similar targets. At least one stage may be a blind stage where the brief is limited to the locations of the walls and shooting boundaries but not the type or number of targets.  Round count per stage will vary depending on the stage and the amount of targets but will not exceed more than thirty shots required. Any carbine or rifle that complies with the muzzle energy limit is welcome but the emphasis will be on home defense and duty rifles. See below for additional match information.

Upcoming events

Note - the August 31st match is for RSO's only, as a proof-of-concept match. 

The November 30th match will be open to the public.

Current Match Results

Sanner’s Carbine Classic Expeditionary Match Report


The return of the carbine matches to Sanner’s Lake Sportsman’s Club was a resounding success! The weather certainly was hot but the shooting was hotter for many.   

This match tried to bring two factions together to compete: the USPSA side and the IDPA side, and in the end the victor was certainly the competitors. Combining some of the best elements of both types of matches meant every competitor was challenged and most seemed to be satisfied with the overall match when the rifles cooled and the dust finally settled. 

Being the expeditionary match for this series meant that the most important thing (besides having a good match and being safe) was receiving suggestions on how to make this match better, and good advice was received in spades. Suggestions for the next match were heard loud and clear which should help make this series better and better...although the cries to make it an easier match with less kneeling will fall on deaf ears!

Special recognition must be given to Jordan B for not only being the High Lady but also High Junior and youngest competitor to shoot!

High Senior goes to Mike D!

Included below is the link to the scores posted on Practiscore as well as a couple photos snagged during the match.

The next match will not be until December 21st, so get plenty of practice in!  See you then.

-Jake S and Joe M

Match Results



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Match Description

    • Typically 5 stages of paper and other assorted targets.  May include drop-turners, swingers, clay pigeons, or other interesting shooting challenges.


      • Open to the public (except August 31st match, which is RSO's only).



      • 5th Saturday of month, typically 4 per year
      • Match begins at 10AM; sign in between 9:00-9:45 AM


      • SLSC members $10
      • Non-members $15
      • Children (under 18 with a paid parent/guardian/adult) and active duty Military or Law Enforcement shoot free.


              • Open Class: No restrictions on equipment other than muzzle energy and standard SLSC club restrictions.  Multiple optics/sighting systems are permitted.  No magazine capacity limits.
              • Ironman Class: Only iron (non-optical) sights allowed on the rifle. No more than one set of sights. No magazine capacity limits.
              • Home Defense/Duty Class: One illuminated/optical sight is permitted. Intent is for competitors to use their actual self-defense or duty carbine without game-specific enhancements or add-ons. Magazines may not be loaded above 30 rounds.

                Equipment Needed:

                        • Carbine and ammunition that does not exceed the muzzle energy limit of 1875 ft·lbs.
                        • At least three magazines and pouches from which to reload.
                        • Empty chamber indicator flag.
                        • Roughly 80-120 rounds of ammunition.  Check match announcement for minimum round count and always bring extra as make up shots are generally allowed.  
                        • YES - braced pistols, PCCs, SBRs, and legal AOWs are allowed

                        Course of Fire Details

                                • Begin at the designated start position with empty chamber indicator inserted.
                                • Upon direction from Safety Officer remove empty chamber indicator and load as described in course description.
                                • At start signal proceed through course as described.
                                • Reloads may be performed at the competitor’s discretion unless otherwise mandated in the stage description.
                                • If finished, stop and wait for command to unload and show clear.
                                • Insert chamber flag, ride bolt home to retain.


                                          • Score will be the total time for the stage plus penalties for missed targets and rules infractions.
                                          • Time penalties for missed targets may vary depending upon the stage and will be briefed as part of the stage description.
                                          • Additional penalties may be assessed as noted in the stage brief.
                                          • Overall score is the combined time for each stage plus penalties.


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