Due to the latest government guidelines of no more than 10 people gathered in close proximity in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and to help ensure the health of our community, all organized events at the club are canceled effective immediately for a period of about two weeks (minimum of now through 31Mar2020.)  At the end of this two-week period, we will reevaluate the precautionary posture of our local and federal government to help us determine any further club precautions.


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 Christmas Match Report


The first of the new series of carbine matches at Sanner’s Lake Sportsman’s Club kicked off with a bang! The weather might have been a bit chilly at first but the shooting was hot all day long.   

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 with occasional mandated shooting positions to really up the difficulty. Every competitor was pushed, but accommodations were made for those who did not necessarily want to roll around in the dirt. Some stages had many targets and were a real mental game, others had fewer twists but pushed the competitors more physically, all with a high enough round count to blow the rust out of any safe queens!

Being the first official match for this series meant that the most important thing (besides having a good match and being safe) was making sure every competitor challenged themselves and their equipment. Whether you learned something about your rifle, your belt, or your mag pouches, or perhaps you found out that you need new accessories such as knee pads; if you had some kind of a learning experience I think we succeeded.

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 Patrick B as the top Active Duty competitor, Glenn K as the high senior, and Andrea S as the high lady!

The next match will be December 28th. This will be a more traditional IDPA style match with smaller stages and a reasonable 80-100 round count for a regular match.  Sign up information will be provided separately.

See you then!

-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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