Richard’s father opened their leading Yuma sporting goods store back in 1956 and Richard grew up crawling around the cement floors of his family's business. He got involved in competitive shooting starting at age 8, and has been a life member of the NRA since 1971. Richard has transformed the successful family business into a beacon of community pride, preserving and growing Arizona’s hunting and shooting heritage. Each year Sprague’s rolls out the red carpet for thousands of local and non-resident hunters who flock to Yuma for the annual Early Dove Hunt. It’s a major economic shot in the arm for Yuma and Richard is a big part of its ongoing success. And, of course, his store is the ‘the hub’ of activity surrounding this community effort. He serves in the Board of Governors for the NSSF and is the Chairman of their Retail Advisory Council.