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, and all sign-ups will be via Practiscore.

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Match Details

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Match Results

Sanner’s Carbine Classic March Match Report


Saturday was as good of a shooting day as we could ask for, which was perfect because we had a full house show up for the latest installment of the Sanner’s Carbine Classic.

The day’s match featured five challenging stages with shoulder switching, tight angles, moving targets, and even shooting out of the back of a vehicle. The accuracy challenges presented here seemed to catch some of our top shooters off-guard as a few of them caught some penalties and no one shot a clean match.

We’d like to congratulate Dan Hernandez for taking 1st place overall, in addition to 1st in Dot division. Mark Swierczek was right behind him to clinch 2nd place. We’d also like to give a shoutout to all 14 competitors in Prepper division, which is a record number for the match series. Take a look at the rest of the category and divisions winners below:

High Categories

High Junior: n/a

High Senior: Gary Turner

High Lady: Andrea Swierczek

High Active Duty/LE: Joseph Livi


Divisional Winners

Dot: Dan Hernandez

Ironman: Jeremy Hanson

PCC: David Metcalfe

Prepper: Anibal Delgado

Scope: Andrea Swierczek

Complete results:

See the match report linked on the right for a collection of photos from the match as well as two videos from our competitors. The next match will be on Saturday June 15th, see you there!

 -Anibal Delgado, Jeremy Hanson, and Jake Swierczek

Match Photos

If you aren’t using a suppressor, you may as well let everyone know:

Preppers have a nice counterweight when they really need to lean:

Driving the mean streets of Sanner's Lake:

We even make relaxing a challenge!

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.
  • SLSC Dynamic Shooting Pits
  • 5th Saturday of the month (typically four a year)
  • Match begins at 9AM; sign in and setup between 8:00-8:45 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.


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.

Equipment Needed:

  • Carbine and ammunition that does not exceed the muzzle energy limit of 1875 ft·lbs
  • At least two magazines and pouches from which to reload
  • Empty chamber indicator flag.
  • Roughly 100 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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