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 Results

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 Categories:

High Junior: Joseph Murphy

High Senior: Glenn Kahler

High Lady: Andrea Swierczek

High Active Duty: Jeff Tuckey

Divisional Winners:

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

Match Photos

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!

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 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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