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 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



  • 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.


    Sanners Lake Sportmen's Club
    PO Box 1300, Lexington Park, MD 20653

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