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, and all sign-ups will be via Practiscore.
Sanner’s Carbine Classic July Match Report
Few would deny that St. Mary’s County is a gorgeous place, but that beauty comes at a price during the summer. The week leading up to the July 2023 Sanner’s Carbine Classic was monstrously hot. As a result, the five stages of the match were simplified in order to ease the burden of setup and tear down and try to move shooters through the match expeditiously.
However, “simplified” did not mean “easy”. Forty-four shooters were pitted against portholes, shoulder transitions, mandatory body and head shots, and two different limited round count stages, each presenting unique variations on the age-old question of speed versus accuracy.
As the match cooled off and the heat picked up the overall winner was David Metcalfe who, despite his blistering speed was only two points down for the entire match. Great shooting! Category and divisional winners are listed below.
High Junior: Joseph Murphy
High Senior: Glenn Kahler
High Lady: Andrea Swierczek
High Active Duty: Jeff Tuckey
Dot: Mark Swierczek
Ironman: Tim Kelly
PCC: David Metcalfe
Prepper: Anibal Delgado
Scope: James Foreman
Additionally, a special shout-out must be given to our competitors in Prepper division. Despite the blazing heat and suffocating humidity this match featured nine shooters in that division; the largest showing of Prepper shooters since the division was added!
Below is the link for the match results on Practiscore, as well as some photos at the Match Report link on the right.
The next match will be on Saturday, September 30th. As usual, look for sign-ups a few weeks in advance.
See you then!
-Jake Swierczek, Jeremy Hanson, and Anibal Delgado
Sanner's Carbine Classic match report July 2023.docx
A full house for the all-important pre-match safety brief:
Those AK’s are LOUD!
Shooting through the balistraria:
Motivated shooters and attentive RSO’s are what make this match work!
Ironman: 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.
Dot: One illuminated sight is permitted. Illuminated sights originally designed to be capable of magnification (whether used or not) are prohibited.
Scope: One optical or electronic sight capable of magnification is permitted.
Pistol Caliber Carbine: Any firearm chambered in a pistol caliber including but not limited to 9mm, 10mm, or .45 ACP.
Prepper: No gear requirements or restrictions except that everything used must be carried on the competitor's person throughout every stage and during the whole day (beginning of the safety brief to the last round fired). Anything dropped or not carried is "out of play", this includes water, food, rifles, spare parts, etc., however magazines dropped during a stage may be reused. Backpacks and gear may be removed briefly between stages to retrieve necessary equipment (food, ammo, etc) provided everything stays within arm’s reach of the competitor. Asking other competitors to retrieve equipment for you from your gear is allowed.
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