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It looks and sounds like the old west.

A group of cowboys and cowgirls, taking aim and bringing history to present day.

Marvin and Debbie Stadin are part of the action. But at the Black River Bandits shooting club, they're better known by their Wild West aliases. 

"Hers is Lightning and mine is Fossil Man," Marvin said.

And names aren't the only homage to 1800s cowboys and cowgirls.

"As you can see we dress up and that's the funnest part about the women shooting is shopping for the nice looking clothes," Debbie said.

A revolver is also part of the costume. It's drawn quickly and fired from the side.

"Sometimes when you're standing up there waiting and your hands start to shake and your palms are sweating," Debbie said.

She's been shooting since 2009 and on Friday, she got first place. It's a personal victory that benefits many lives at the Challenge Center in Superior.

"Every year we try to raise more money," Marvin said.

Proceeds from Friday's charity shoot will be donated to the Center assisting people with developmental disabilities.

Saturday is the main event at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds.

"I just want to hit the target," Debbie said. "Maybe a smidge faster than my opponent."

Nearly 60 shooters are signed up for Saturday's State Championship, traveling from across the country.

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