On May 8, the SLSC grounds and ranges reopened after a 5-week shutdown. We are still operating under COVID-19 safety guidelines and the current operating rules are posted as you swipe in and at each of the ranges and on the website under the COVID-19 Info page. Most significant is the limit of 10 persons on the range. These restrictions may lesson as we progress to full operation. The board will notify members of any changes as they occur. The board is also looking into rehosting events. Watch the calendar and your email for event announcements.


Sanner's Carbine Classic

The Sanner’s Carbine Classic is a practical carbine match 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 reactive target. While infrequent, there may be any number of "blind stages" during a match where the brief is limited and the competitor will not get the chance to see the stage before shooting. Round count per stage will vary depending on the stage and the amount of targets but will not exceed more than sixty 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. Nominal round count is 100-150, sign-ups will be on Practiscore.

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 February Match Report


The February Carbine Classic match was certainly one for the record books! Plenty of new shooters came out to test their gear and plenty of seasoned shooters returned to shoot for the top.   

This match tried to combine the best elements of both IDPA and USPSA style competition; challenging stages that allowed competitors to attack them as they saw fit as well of plenty dictated courses of fire to push the competitors out of their comfort zone. One example of this is the round counts were never two shots per target except on one stage, keeping competitors out of the double-tap rut.

Plenty of novice shooters came out for this match; from those who train regularly but not in a match environment, to those who just bought their first gun and wanted to push it, everyone had a good time. Some spectators mentioned that they were thinking about getting their first gun and came to see what they should get and what they could do once they had it. If learning occurred whether it be about your rifle, your belt, your mag pouches, or perhaps you found out that you need new accessories such as knee pads; this match was a success.

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


Special recognition must be given to Jason A as the top Active Duty competitor, Gerald T as the high senior, and finally Jordan B as both the high lady and top Junior! Great shooting!

The next match will be May 30th. Sign up information will be provided separately, stay tuned to the Sanner’s website for the status of upcoming matches.

Stay frosty.

-Jake S and Joe M

Match Results



For Sanner's Carbine Classic match announcements and results:

Match Photos

More Info

Match Directors

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



  • 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.


1.      Pistol Caliber Carbine Class: Any firearm chambered in a pistol caliber including but not limited to 9mm, 10mm, or .45 ACP.
2.      Ironman Class: Only iron sights allowed on the rifle. Sights can be of any configuration or design provided they are metallic or equivalent and provide no visible illumination, magnification, or other optical enhancements.  No more than one set of sights.
3.      Dot Class: One illuminated sight is permitted. Illuminated sights originally designed to be capable of magnification (whether used or not) are prohibited.
4.      Scope Class: One optical or electronic sight capable of magnification is permitted.

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 100-150 rounds of ammunition.  Check match announcement for minimum round count and always bring extra as make up shots are generally allowed.  
  • YES! PCC’s, braced pistols, “firearms”, and legal AOW’s/SBR’s are allowed!
  • Suppressors are encouraged!

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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