For 35 years, David Prince owned his own CPA firm. Then about five years ago, he gave that up to open and operate Eagle Gun Range, Inc. in Lewisville. The range will celebrate its fifth birthday in October. His blended family is made up of his wife of 19 years, his two sons, his wife’s two sons and daughter and their seven children.
How do you fill your time?
Working at the range or on my 10 acres of land near the Red River.
Do you have a favorite gun to shoot?
Oh, I like several. I guess my favorite is the WWII M-1 Garand.
When did you learn to shoot?
Not long ago. I have owned a pistol since 1972, but did not shoot much until last few years.
What is it about shooting that appeals to you?
I am not an avid shooter. I started the gun range business because I saw there was not many in existence; and there was a business need for them.
What is the most interesting firearm you’ve sold?
Oh, I think for me it was the FN PS90.
What accomplishment brings you the most pride?
Currently, enabling women shooters to not be afraid of guns. Owning and operating the premier gun range in North Texas that has great customer service and employees.
What superpower would you want?
To be able to love more. To have Christ-like love for my fellow man.
What’s your favorite book, and how many times have you read it?
The Bible and not near enough.
What person in your life do you most admire?
Oh, there are several. My pastor Wayne Braudrick ranks really high.
How do you unwind after a long week?
I love to go to my land and work outside; then praise and worship service on Sunday morning at Frisco Bible Church.
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Oh, Jesus of Nazareth would be very much at the top of that list.
If you had to choose another career, which would it be?
I am in my second career. Never thought I would do anything other than be a CPA. I loved every day of it. Now, I cannot imagine doing anything else but provide people a safe and fun place to shoot. I love going to work every day. I never grew out of wanting to be a jet fighter pilot.
What’s the first thing you notice about someone you meet for the first time?
The lack of arrogance and do they smile?
What’s your least favorite chore?
Anything outside. Clearing my land.
If you ever made it into the “Guinness Book of World Records,” what would it be for?
My wife would say “stubbornness.” The number of hours worked during a tax season.
What is your favorite plot twist in any movie?
You mean movies have plots? I thought they were just for entertainment.
What is something you always travel with?
My pistol; as much as possible.
What famous person would you love to have coffee with?
George W. Bush
What is your favorite TV show?
AHC anything war related
What is your favorite movie?
I really enjoyed “Safe House.”
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
What are some of your hobbies?
Was sports; but age has limited that. Now, working on my land.
What music have you been listening to recently?
What do you hope to be remembered for?
Being loving, kind and patience. Still working on all three of these.
What is your favorite holiday?
What is something you’re afraid of and what is it about that thing that scares you?
Failing and embarrassing my family. My parents were hard working and honest people. I never want to betray their name.
What is your favorite season?
Spring. New growth, new beginning, fresh start.
What is your preferred social media platform?
I do not have one. My kids classify me alongside a dinosaur when it comes to fashion, jokes and anything to do with computers.
Any unique skills or talents?
Goodness, no. Absolutely no talents. I can work with my hands.
What was the first car you purchased?
1976 Buick Regal
What’s your least favorite thing to eat?
What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Meat and potatoes and bacon
What’s your favorite color?
You’re stranded on a desert island. Food is plentiful, but rescue is far off. What three objects do you have with you?
Fire, knife, clothing
What places have you lived?
Born and raised in Oak Cliff suburb of Dallas 1949-1999.