For gun enthusiasts, this marriage proposal hit the bulls-eye

Marshal marriage proposal goes viral

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A central Arkansas marshal pops the question at a local shooting range and the video goes viral.

It's a video that has been shared more than 40,000 times since Chris Studdard and Kandis Rikard got engaged one week ago. And while the plan went off with a bang, the two law enforcement officers didn't expect the response they got on social media.

"I didn't expect our video to go viral like that,” said Studdard, a U.S. Marshal.

The couple met while working on a case together. They go shooting together quite a bit, so Rikard had no idea that she'd be firing at what was a look into her future.

"Definitely unexpected," she admitted. "I'm not surprised very often. I usually find out before the surprise comes, so he did really good."

The guys at Don's Weaponry in North Little Rock were pretty impressed this proposal went so smoothly, considering they didn't know about Studdard's plans until the day before.

"We helped him put together a target with the big circle that said 'Yes' and the little circle that said 'No' and the 'Will you marry me,'" said Jacob Tipton, who works at Don's Weaponry.

The groom-to-be said he wanted to do something creative, but also something that wouldn't draw suspicion from Rikard.

"We both like to go to the range and shoot so I wanted to do something involving shooting," Chris explained.

She said she had no idea a trip to the shooting range would mean a shot at love.

"It was just all smiles and kind of nerve racking to try to hit that hole during a time like that, but it was really fun," she said.

Congrats to the happy couple and we can only hope you do a little skeet shooting at the wedding!

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