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 July Carbine Classic match was real scorcher, with competitors, rifles, and suppressors certainly feeling the heat, both from the weather and the competition!

This match was a themed match surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic with competitors working their way through a mock hospital eliminating zombies and trying to escape. While we want to keep the match a serious competition it is important to have some levity throughout the day, especially with this novel pandemic affecting all of us in various ways. Social distancing was maintained reasonably well by competitors and a few chose to wear a mask throughout the match. Despite the humorous scenarios, stages still presented difficult targets, tight no-shoots and fault lines, and just like the pandemic, some stages were just plain hard to deal with.

Of course, the heat and humidity did not help make shooting these stages any easier, but a select few competitors took it upon themselves to make conditions even more brutal in the new “Prepper” division. Competitors in this new division were required to wear all the gear and equipment they needed for the match on their person throughout the entire match. This included water, food, ammunition, spare parts, and even their rifles. On a day so hot and humid their achievement in this match cannot be understated! Special congratulations go to J. Foreman for taking first place in this division, along with A. Delgado, J. Hanson, and M. Roberson for not only finishing the match but doing well overall!

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


Additional recognition must be given to M. Hansen as the top Active Duty competitor, G. Turner as the high senior, and finally A. Swierczek as the high lady! Great shooting!

The next match will be August 29th; as usual sign-ups will be announced on Practiscore a couple weeks in advance. Stay tuned to the Sanner’s website for the status of upcoming matches and our COVID precautions.

With recent events such as they are, more Americans are taking it upon themselves to be prepared for any eventuality. However, gear does you no good if you do not practice with it. While you may not consider yourself a “prepper”, give one of our matches a try and see if you and your equipment are up to the test!

-Jake S and Joe M

Match Results



For Sanner's Carbine Classic match announcements and results:

Match Photos

Barrels and brass are flying for some competitors!

Shooting a carbine is not always easy…

 When the guns run dirty the chamber flags need an occasional cleaning


And finally our high lady crushing stage 4!

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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