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Trying to pick a health insurance plan can be a chore for anyone. For many people, just mentioning the word "open enrollment" sends shivers down the spine. It seems like there's always a nagging feeling that you're wasting money, choosing a plan with poor in-network care, or both. One would think that health insurance gets easier as you approach retirement age, but the truth is that picking an initial Medicare coverage plan can be daunting.
Unfortunately, the confusing process of signing up for Medicare causes many seniors to forego healthcare coverage altogether. After all, Medicare enrollment can involve several federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration (or SSA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (or CMS).
At Senior Medicare Insurance Services, our passion is guiding seniors through the confusion of Medicare. That way, they can enjoy retirement with peace of mind knowing they are protected and ready for life after 65. We work with dozens of insurance companies, giving our clients the chance to choose a plan that best fits their lifestyle.
We choose to design our senior insurance plans with a focus on optimal benefits structure, lower costs, and personalized service. Some independent insurance agencies see their aging customers as nothing more than a financial transaction waiting to happen. In contrast, we treat each of our clients with respect and dignity as we help them navigate the confusing waters of Medicare. Combined with individualized service, we help older Americans make well-informed decisions about insurance. Whether you're in need of senior Medicare Supplement Plan insurance in Myrtle Beach or simply have questions about signing up for Medicare, our team is here to help.
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What is Medicare?
If you're approaching the golden years of your life, it's important you understand what Medicare is if you don't already.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program reserved for people older than 65 who have worked full-time for at least ten years. The Medicare program is paid for by a combination of worker payroll tax, premiums paid by Medicare enrollees, and the U.S. government.
There are four parts of Medicare:
The amount of money you pay for your health care depends on several factors, including:
- What kind of care you need, and how often it is needed.
- The type of Medicare coverage you choose.
- Whether there are alternative insurance policies that will help fill gaps in your coverage
- Whether a doctor agrees to charge you the same amount that Medicare will cover for a medical service
At Senior Medicare Insurance Services, we offer a number of health insurance solutions for seniors. Two of our most used services include Medicare Advantage plan insurance and Medicare supplement plan insurance.
Senior Medicare Supplement Plan Insurance in Myrtle Beach
Sometimes called Medigap, the purpose of Medicare Supplement Insurance is to help fill in "gaps" that might not be covered by Original Medicare. You can think of a Medigap policy as a supplement for your Original Medicare benefits.
Private companies like Senior Medicare Insurance Services sell this type of insurance right here in South Carolina. While Original Medicare will pay for much of the cost associated with health care services you need, it may not cover all of your expenses. Generally, Medigap policies do not cover costs stemming from eyeglasses, private-duty nurses, dental care, hearing aids, or long-term care.
Depending on the Medicare Supplement Plan that you choose, it may cover out-of-the-country medical services when you travel abroad. Assuming you have Original Medicare coverage, your policy will cover its share of Medicare-approved health care costs. Once your Original Medicare coverage reaches its limit, your Medigap policy will pay its share of the fees.
Our Medigap policies are drafted to meet your specific needs, and can help cover remaining health care costs such as:
Important Information About Senior Supplement Plan Insurance
To dispel some confusion, you should know that a Medigap policy is not the same as a Medicare Advantage Plan. The latter helps you receive Medicare benefits, while the former supplements the benefits you obtain through your Original Medicare plan. As you begin to explore Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, keep the following important information in mind:
As you begin to explore Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, keep the following important information in mind:
- To qualify for a Medigap policy, you must first have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B.
- Payments on your Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan will be made to the private insurance company that you choose, like Senior Medicare Insurance Services. These payments are made every month and are paid in addition to the monthly payment you make for Medicare Part B.
- If you are the holder of a Medicare Advantage Plan, it is illegal for an insurance company to sell you a senior Medicare Supplement Policy. If you plan on switching back to an Original Medicare plan, you may be able to purchase a Medigap policy.
- If you have health problems as you age, your standardized Medigap policy is guaranteed to be renewable. So long as you pay your monthly premium, your insurance provider cannot cancel your policy.
- Medigap policies only cover one person. If you have a spouse or family member that would like coverage, they must purchase a separate policy.
- You may only buy a Senior Medicare Supplement Plan from an insurance agent that is licensed to sell them in your state. Senior Medicare Insurance Services has been licensed to sell Medigap policies in South Carolina for years. We have helped countless seniors get the Medicare coverage they need and continue to do so to this day.
- In the past, Medigap policies were able to cover costs related to prescription drugs. As of January 1st, 2006, prescription drug coverage is not available on Medicare Supplement Plans. The best way to get coverage for your prescription drugs is to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, often called Part D. Contact our office today to learn more about paying premiums on Medigap and Medicare plans.
For many people, the best time to buy senior Medicare Supplement Plan Insurance in Myrtle Beach is during the 7 months Medigap Open Enrollment Period. This period starts the day you turn 65 years old, so long as you hold Medical Insurance (Medicare Part B). Generally, during the enrollment period, you get more policy choices and better pricing. Once the enrollment period is over, you may not be able to purchase a Medigap policy. Contact Senior Medicare Insurance Services today to determine if you qualify for a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan.
Senior Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance in Myrtle Beach, SC
A Medicare Advantage Plan is a kind of Medicare health coverage designed to provide seniors with all their Part A and Part B Medicare benefits. Many Medicare Advantage Plans will often include coverage of the following:
- Preferred Provider Organizations
- Special Needs Plans
- Private Fee-for-Service
- Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans
- Health Maintenance Organizations
In addition, most Medicare Advantage Plans give seniors coverage for their prescription drug needs. When you enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan through Senior Medicare Insurance Services, your Medicare benefits are covered through your plan and will not be paid for by traditional Medicare.
How Medicare Advantage Plans Work
Sometimes called "MA Plans" or "Part C," Medicare Advantage Plans are considered an "all in one" solution to Original Medicare. Senior Medicare Advantage Plans are only offered by private companies that are approved, like Senior Medicare Insurance Services. Seniors who enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan are still on Medicare. However, these individuals enjoy bundled plans that give seniors the benefits of hospital insurance (Medicare Part A), medical insurance (Medicare Part B), and sometimes drug coverage (Part D).
Medicare Advantage Plans are very popular because they cover all Medicare services and make life a little easier for seniors who have trouble understanding the nuances of Medicare.
When you contact Senior Medicare Insurance Services to choose your Medicare Advantage Plan, ask your agent about Medicare prescription drug coverage. Unless you already have drug coverage (Part D), you should seriously consider Part D coverage to help reduce costs associated with prescription drugs. You may also want to consider a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan to help fill gaps in coverage that Original Medicare will not cover.
Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance Rules
Medicare works by paying a set amount of money to the companies that offer senior Medicare Advantage Plan insurance in Myrtle Beach. That money is used to pay for the care services that you need. Because Medicare Advantage Plans are different, you should expect out-of-pocket costs to vary depending on the plan you choose.
Different plans have different rules for how you receive services, such as:
- If you must go to facilities, suppliers, or doctors that belong to your Advantage Plan for non-urgent and non-emergency care.
- Whether you must get a referral to see a specialized doctor
Companies that offer Medicare Advantage Plans must follow strict rules, which are set by Medicare and can change every year.
Paying for Your Senior Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance
How much you pay for your Medicare Advantage Plan varies and depends on a few different factors. In most cases, if you need a kind of medical service, you will need to rely on the doctors and providers in your plan's service area and network to pay the lowest amounts. In some cases, if you choose to use a service outside of your plan's network of coverage, you may have to pay out-of-pocket.
We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about Medicare Advantage Plans, how they work, what your options are, and how often you will have to pay out-of-pocket, if at all.
The Senior Medicare Insurance Services Commitment
Since our company was founded, we have led the insurance industry by providing our clients with the most valuable, helpful insurance solutions available. We are fully committed to our current and prospective clients by:
- Choosing to focus on personalized, one-on-one service. When you work with our team, know that we will always design your health insurance plan with your best interests in mind.
- Listening to your specific needs.
- Responding to all inquiries and questions promptly and with a friendly attitude.
- Providing you with the best customer service in the senior health insurance industry, whether you have questions or are ready to move forward with a Medicare plan.
Our mission is to help give seniors the best Medicare assistance available so that they may understand the Medicare process and make an informed health coverage decision. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience to assist anyone interested in Medicare. Our personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for our clients and give them greater confidence in choosing their insurance plans.
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A Salute to Myrtle Beach & Memorial Day
My late grandfather served overseas in the army in World War II, three of my uncles served in the Vietnam War, and my younger brother currently serves in the U.S. Coast Guard. Thankfully, Grandpa Byers lived a long life after his service until he passed away in 2013, and my uncles and brother are alive and well today.The upcoming Memorial Day federal holiday is all about looking back. Looking back to remember and honor those men and women who did die while serving in the U.S. armed forces to defend the freedom of our country and prote...
My late grandfather served overseas in the army in World War II, three of my uncles served in the Vietnam War, and my younger brother currently serves in the U.S. Coast Guard. Thankfully, Grandpa Byers lived a long life after his service until he passed away in 2013, and my uncles and brother are alive and well today.
The upcoming Memorial Day federal holiday is all about looking back. Looking back to remember and honor those men and women who did die while serving in the U.S. armed forces to defend the freedom of our country and protect lives around the world.
It’s been a tradition since 1868. This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 29. And the City of Myrtle Beach is in the midst of strengthening its tribute to the city’s reputable history that is grounded at the former U.S. Air Force Base at Warbird Park.
Warbird Park proudly stands on the outskirts of The Market Common and the Myrtle Beach International Airport just west of Business 17 on land that was once an army airfield where soldiers trained. Just days before the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, City Council agreed to sell the town’s new airport to the U.S. War Department for $3,500 to serve as the Myrtle Beach Aerial Gunnery and Bombing Range.
The Myrtle Beach Army Air Field was deactivated after the war, and the airport was returned to the City of Myrtle Beach in 1947. But, as the Cold War heated up in the mid-1950s, the city again gave the airport to the federal government, and the property became the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Its mission: to act as an essential defense line for our country, as threats to our national security have evolved over its 50-plus-year tenure, including as home to the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing.
I can only imagine Myrtle Beach back in that day, crawling with airmen in uniform from the base to the beach to the shag and dive bars along the boulevard. The Air Force base operated until March 1993, when it was turned back over to Myrtle Beach.
Today, the memorial Warbird Park is site of several old fighter planes: the A-10 Thunderbolt II, nicknamed “The Warthog,” providing air support for troops during Operation Desert Storm; the F-100 Super Sabre, which was tasked with locating and destroying North Vietnamese enemy air defenses in the Vietnam War; and the LTV A-7 Corsair II, initially in service with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and later adopted, with some modifications, by the U.S. Air Force.
Warbird Park is also home to a 9/11 Memorial, a beam from the North Tower of The World Trade Center, as well as a Wall of Service and Circle of Heroes, and will soon showcase a new World War II Memorial.
The city’s design plans for the new memorial include a 1,000-square-foot monument that’s tall enough to see from Business 17, featuring a plaza with the world’s seven continents engraved into the concrete, markers showing where all the world war battles took place, and a star marking Myrtle Beach to signify how our little town played a role in the war. The city also plans to have a black granite wall showcasing photos of the city’s contribution to the war, markers of the different battle groups that trained here in Myrtle Beach, a sculpture, and poems.
Light columns surrounding the plaza will represent each branch of the military.
At press time, construction was expected to begin on the World War II Memorial in March 2023, with plans to reveal it to the public on Veterans Day 2023. Warbird Park’s expansion plans also include adding more parking spaces and a trail system.
I look forward to exploring the park’s newest memorial when it opens and being reminded of how the Myrtle Beach name is forever inserted in the history of World War II. All three of my sons have visited Warbird Park with me in the past, pointing in awe up at the massive fighter planes mounted on cement and over at the planes taking off and landing next door at the active airport.
When you visit, there is no charge for admission to the park, and there are picnic tables placed under pleasant tree shade. For more info and updates, visit warbirdpark.com.
Headed to Myrtle Beach? Do This to Get Ready
Headed to Myrtle Beach? Whether you’re a college student on break or a working adult with a few days off, Myrtle Beach offers the ideal spot to relax, shop, and enjoy fun in the sun. The famous destination is unique among top-tier resort cities because of the reasonable prices, vast expanse of beaches, and endless shopping, entertainment, and laid-back enjoyment. But there are a few tricks of the trade many should know about if they want to get the most out of Myrtle Beach.College-age travelers should be sure to have a credit ca...
Headed to Myrtle Beach? Whether you’re a college student on break or a working adult with a few days off, Myrtle Beach offers the ideal spot to relax, shop, and enjoy fun in the sun. The famous destination is unique among top-tier resort cities because of the reasonable prices, vast expanse of beaches, and endless shopping, entertainment, and laid-back enjoyment. But there are a few tricks of the trade many should know about if they want to get the most out of Myrtle Beach.
College-age travelers should be sure to have a credit card with them before leaving home for excitement. Because there’s so much to do and see, making an itinerary before departure is a must. Do some online research to find out what’s available. The Broadway-like shows and shopping areas are not as well-known as the expansive Grand Strand beachfront. Here’s a cheat sheet for people of all ages who want to enjoy Myrtle Beach to the fullest.
Get the Right Credit Card
Spring and summer break times are two periods when thousands of college students’ journey to Myrtle Beach for some well-deserved relaxation. However, young adults need to make sure they have a credit card as a backup payment method just in case they run out of cash or can’t access their bank accounts via debit cards. Fortunately, there are options for young adults who have never applied for a card before. Those who are handling their own money should explore the various cards that are designed for student use. That way, you can have a great time at Myrtle Beach without worrying about finances.
Make an Itinerary
Don’t expect to see and do everything. Myrtle Beach is a bit like Las Vegas in that it’s nearly impossible to take it all in on a weekend. That’s why repeat visitors use a targeted itinerary. A typical version uses the early morning time to visit the beach, afternoons for shopping and checking various restaurants, and evenings to see shows or take late-night boat rides. Without a written schedule, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and let time get away from you.
Know What’s Available
One common error first-timers make in Myrtle Beach is to assume that the 60-mile stretch of beachfront is the main feature of the area. While the Grand Strand beachfront is a gorgeous place to swim and play, the entire length is dotted with shopping, live theatrical shows, hundreds of restaurants, boat ride adventures, fairground attractions, museums, and more. Those who oversee the operation of the tourism trade in Myrtle Beach maintain multiple websites so prospective visitors can plan a short or long stay. Take time to digitally explore the area and see which attractions and events suit your personal tastes. The beauty of the area is that there really is something for everyone.
Shows & Shopping Are Underrated
One reason the Myrtle Beach area continues to thrive economically is its variety. The Broadway at the Beach and similar venues offer professional shows, while boat rides and special excursions bring in a family crowd that appreciates the variety. Visitors are pleasantly surprised when they discover that prices are reasonable and there’s never a shortage of interesting things to do.
Have a great visit if you are headed to Myrtle Beach.
Thinking of Moving to Myrtle Beach, SC? Here are 7 Reasons Why You Should
Myrtle Beach, SC, is a coastal city that attracts thousands of visitors each year with its stunning beaches, fantastic weather, and diverse entertainment options. However, the city isn’t just for tourists, it’s also an excellent place to call home. So whether you’re searching for an apartment on Redfin or ...
Myrtle Beach, SC, is a coastal city that attracts thousands of visitors each year with its stunning beaches, fantastic weather, and diverse entertainment options. However, the city isn’t just for tourists, it’s also an excellent place to call home. So whether you’re searching for an apartment on Redfin or looking to buy a home, read on to explore six reasons why you should consider moving to the area and why you’ll love living in Myrtle Beach.
1. Miles of Beautiful Beaches
Myrtle Beach’s biggest draw is undoubtedly its beautiful beaches. With over 60 miles of coastline, residents can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, and surfing in the Atlantic Ocean. The city has some of the most pristine and well-maintained beaches in the country, and the stunning views of the ocean make it a paradise for beachgoers.
2. Year-Round Activities and Entertainment
Myrtle Beach has plenty of activities and entertainment options to keep residents busy all year long. The city has several amusement parks, museums, theaters, and water parks. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade offer beautiful ocean views and are home to many restaurants, bars, and shops. With a range of activities available, residents will never run out of things to do.
3. Outdoor Recreation
In addition to its beautiful beaches, Myrtle Beach offers many outdoor recreation opportunities. The city has many parks and nature preserves, including the Myrtle Beach State Park, where residents can enjoy hiking, camping, and fishing. The Intracoastal Waterway is also a popular spot for boating and fishing. If you’re thinking about moving to Myrtle Beach, you’ll love the abundance of outdoor activities available in this coastal city.
4. Affordable Cost of Living
Myrtle Beach has a relatively low cost of living compared to other coastal cities. The city’s housing market is affordable, and residents can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank. In terms of housing, Myrtle Beach offers affordable options for both renting and purchasing homes. The median home value in Myrtle Beach is lower than the national average, and there are plenty of options for apartments, townhomes, and other types of housing.
5. Mild Climate
Myrtle Beach’s mild climate is one of its most significant draws for newcomers, making it an ideal place to live for those who love outdoor activities and spending time at the beach. The subtropical climate ensures warm temperatures all year round, with average temperatures ranging from the high 50s in the winter to the mid-80s in the summer. The warm water temperatures and ample sunshine make it a popular spot for swimming, surfing, and kayaking. Even in the cooler months, the beach is a popular destination for walks, picnics, and enjoying the beautiful ocean views.
6. Rich history and culture
Myrtle Beach boasts a rich history and culture that can be explored through its museums, galleries, and landmarks. The Horry County Museum offers insights into the area’s Native American and colonial past, while the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum showcases local art and music. The city’s vibrant cultural scene also includes events such as the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival and the Carolina Country Music Fest.
7. Southern Hospitality
If you’re considering moving to Myrtle Beach, you’ll appreciate the city’s reputation for friendly locals and Southern hospitality. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel right at home in this welcoming and inclusive community. With its laid-back lifestyle and warm-hearted residents, Myrtle Beach is an exceptional place to live and experience true Southern hospitality.
Myrtle Beach, SC, is a wonderful place to call home, offering residents miles of beautiful beaches, a range of year-round activities and entertainment options, and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. The city’s affordable cost of living, mild climate, and rich history and culture add to its appeal, making it a popular destination for those looking to make the move. In addition, Myrtle Beach’s welcoming and inclusive atmosphere and the Southern hospitality makes it easy for newcomers to feel at home almost instantly. If you’re considering a move to Myrtle Beach, be aware you might just fall in love with living in this beautiful coastal city.
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What's bubbling off of Myrtle Beach State Park? We have answers
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — This weekend Myrtle Beach State Park visitors shared a video with WPDE showing what looked like a small eruption taking place not far off of the coast.While many followers gave their own assumptions of what the bubbling activity was. Some thought it was potentially related to the offshore earthquake from last week, the mythical creature known as the Kraken, a submarine, and the infamous Red Jeep making its return from the deep (even though it was pulled out of Dorian floodwaters in 2019). All good gue...
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — This weekend Myrtle Beach State Park visitors shared a video with WPDE showing what looked like a small eruption taking place not far off of the coast.
While many followers gave their own assumptions of what the bubbling activity was. Some thought it was potentially related to the offshore earthquake from last week, the mythical creature known as the Kraken, a submarine, and the infamous Red Jeep making its return from the deep (even though it was pulled out of Dorian floodwaters in 2019). All good guesses, but not in fact the case.
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The cluster of bubbles fizzing off the coast was captured by Aaron McAleese.
He said his kids were playing in the water when the bubbles abruptly began- that's when he grabbed his phone and started recording.
“A buddy of mine who was with me, he used to be a diver and that was where he identifies the boat and he said ‘That’s a dive flag on the back of the boat,’ And then the boat moved closer to the bubbling and they threw a buoy into the bubbles and it bubbles for about five minutes, and then it just stopped," he said.
Other witnesses commented that with the bubbling, they noticed another vessel and some diver flags nearby.
One witness told WPDE'S Ed Piotrowski that it was related to, "A directional boring machine is literally sitting in the parking lot up by the shelters. They’re blowing air through the drill head and it’s coming to the surface. You can hear it running from a mile away. My money is on that and probably not submarines, aliens, or any of the other things."
What the viewer is talking about is simply a drilling operation. According to officials with the SC Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, the bubbling was due to work to install the Firmina cable. At least, that is the 'best assumption' that they can provide us.
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"The footage was captured as horizontal drilling related to the Firmina cable project wrapped up," said Sam Queen the department's Director of Corporate Communications. "We aren't positive it was associated with horizontal drilling, but that's our best assumption."
So, what exactly is this conundrum that's gained the attention of so many of you?
The Vice President of Marketing for DC Blox explains.
“Most recently we've been laying the board pipes that go out under the beach and into the ocean. That's what you're experiencing as part of the bubbling," Bill Thomson, said.
Thomson confirmed DC Blox's sub-sea cable project is correlated to the bubbling, and you can expect to see this happening more often as they continue the project.
“Our responsibility is up to the board pipe which is basically the conduit that the sub-sea cables get pulled. Google would be responsible for laying the sub-sea cables and they’ll come in with ships that come off the coast, lay the cable, and they’ll locate the entry point into the conduit of the board pipes and then pull them through to the connection in the parking lot," he said.
Thomsan said most sub-sea cables on the Eastern seaboard are located in the North.
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He explains why this project is such a big deal.
“These sub-sea cables carry international data traffic and there’s a significantly growing amount of traffic going internationally. So, this provides all local traffic, anywhere in the Southeast to get to international destinations and vice versa," he said.
Google officials chose the Grand Strand as their US location for a one-of-a-kind cable. The Firmina Cable will run from Myrtle Beach State Park and will connect to Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
Thomsan said so far they've laid down around 1,000 miles of board pipe.
DC Blox's $31.5 million cable landing is set to be finished in the fall.
Take a look at this gun, outdoor equipment business that opened in Myrtle Beach area
A gun and outdoor equipment store that features a 34-lane shooting range and museum opened Wednesday in the Myrtle Beach area.Palmetto State Armory made a home out of the old Myrtle Beach Sun News building when the business bought the property on Frontage Road a few years ago. The business replaced the newspaper’s red and orange sign...
A gun and outdoor equipment store that features a 34-lane shooting range and museum opened Wednesday in the Myrtle Beach area.
Palmetto State Armory made a home out of the old Myrtle Beach Sun News building when the business bought the property on Frontage Road a few years ago. The business replaced the newspaper’s red and orange sign at the U.S. 17 Bypass location with their logo in February 2021.
The armory, which is the largest Palmetto State location, originally had a January opening date. But it was pushed back due to construction.
Paul Airey, who is the assistant store manager, said the business had seen hundreds of people since opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
“We have been trying to get to the Myrtle Beach area for a long time, “ he added.
The store has a large section dedicated to apparel and hunting gear. There is a smaller section on the right of the store displaying guns for purchase.
Guests can try guns before they buy them, and Palmetto State offers guns at every price point, Airey said.
A firing range, which will not be open until mid-June, will have 34 lanes. Eight of them will be for rifles and 26 for pistols. The rifle side is 25 yards, and the pistol side is 15 yards.
The long gun range will accept rifle calibers up to .308.
Annual memberships will be available for people who plan to spend a lot of time shooting at the range.
For everyone else, it will cost $10 to shoot for half an hour, and another $10 for a second half hour of range time. After that, it’s capped, and people can shoot at that price for the rest of the day.
There will be over 100 guns available for people to use at the range, and guests are allowed to bring their own ammo.
The armory will also offer different classes, including a concealed weapons permit class and a one-hour basic training session for beginners.
The museum will be on the second level of the store and feature World War II relics, “Star Wars’” Han Solo’s pistol and guns from “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” according to Airey.
The store also features a six-computer station that allows customers to easily complete a background check when purchasing a gun.
The official opening date for Palmetto State is June 3. There will be food trucks and giveaways.
Airey said there are plans to host leagues and competitions once the range is officially open.
This will be the company’s first retail location in Horry County. It is not located within city limits. The closest Palmetto State Armory is in Charleston.
The Sun News moved out of the building in early 2020 and later moved to its current location at HTC Aspire, a co-working space in downtown Myrtle Beach, in June 2022.
This story was originally published April 27, 2023, 6:00 AM.