South Practical Shooters Club Announces 2018 Sand Gnat Challenge

2018 Sand Gnat Challenge
2018 Sand Gnat Challenge

Georgia – -( South Practical Shooters Club will be holding a Back-up Gun and Compact Carry Tier 2 IDPA match ( 2018 Sand Gnat Challenge ) on 20 and 21 April 2018. This match will consist of 13 stages.

Some scenario stages, some standards stages. The round count is 199 based on the stages we’ve designed. We will be testing each stage over the next few months of IDPA matches and this may change a bit to accommodate our bays.

Friday will be approximately 30 shooters; including Staff and Safety Officers. Saturday will have up to 120 shooters.

Here’s where we need your help.

South Practical Shooters Club is looking for sponsors. We won’t be able to do this without sponsors. We’re looking for sponsorships in any amount, or any prizes.

For sponsorship of $500, you will have an entry for a shooter. Sponsorship of $800 or more, you will have an entry for up to 2 shooters. Sole sponsorship of a stage/bay will be $1000 or more.

Sponsorship deadline to make it into the match book is 15 March. Web page will show sponsors logos. Any banners will be provided by the sponsor and will be posted at one of the stages. If you wish to be sole-sponsor of a bay, please specify and provide adequate signage. Please email your logo along with your intent, we’ll get it added to the website.

Match website is fully on Facebook – All match information is kept up to date on this group.

Please send Prize sponsors can send them to:

Integrated Network Solutions
C/O South Practical Shooters Club
Attn: Mark Compton
3819 4th St
Savannah, GA 31408
(912) 629-3108

FFL site is:

FFL # will be provided upon request
Pinault’s Defensive Solutions
Attn: Mark Compton
3766 Hwy 17, Set 103
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912) 358-2023

Local sponsors can arrange local pickup.
Any questions, please email or call me:
[email protected]
912-507-4615 – If I don’t answer, please leave a message or txt me.

Mark Compton
Match Director, 17s PSC

Georgia Sand Gnat Challenge
Georgia Sand Gnat Challenge

Here is a list of items that we can use if you would like to donate them specifically:

  • Pepper Poppers – 42 inch and 28 inch AR500 rated
  • Steel plates – 4”x12” AR-500 – used for activators.
  • Pressure treated 2×2’s for walls and fault lines
  • Orange (or other) mesh – for walls.
  • Pressure treated 2×4’s – for props such as a shoot house.
  • Pressure treated 2×6’s
  • Doors.
  • Deck screws – 2-1/2” and 3”
  • 1×2’s – furring strips for target stakes
  • Pressure plate activators.
  • Domino targets (wish list item)
  • 1/8 inch steel cable for activators.
  • Tarps for shoot-house walls
  • Portable shade tents.
  • Lightweight plastic tables.
  • IDPA targets
  • Moving targets

Other items for raffles –

Anything gun related – guns, holsters, range bags, gun cases, etc.
Anything reloading related – presses, pistol powder, bullets, primers, etc.
Anything IDPA related – targets, target stands, steel training targets, range bags, shooting vests, timers, holsters, etc.
Shooters bench – cleaning supplies, gun holders.

  • Safes
  • Hats
  • T-Shirts
  • Training class certificates
  • Gift Certificates
  • NRA memberships

…Virtually anything that can tie into being gun related – or anything period