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   Shooter Abbott- CED (Chief Executive Dog)

Shooter joined Coastal Sports in December 2006 and immediately rose to the position of CED (Chief Executive Dog). Regular customers sometimes come in just to see Shooter. He enjoys spending his days away from the store at the Bark Park socializing with his furbuddies.


   Will Abbott- Owner

Will Abbott is the real deal in the gun industry. He is a lifelong resident of South Carolina and Horry County. He is not just another store owner put here to sell you a gun. Instead, he is a lifelong hunter, sportsman, and shooting sports competitor. He started shooting in IPSC matches at age 12 and has competed up to Master Class in IPSC, IDPA, and 3-gun matches. He has advanced training with Blackwater Training Center and numerous law enforcement agencies.

Will is a former paramedic crew chief, S.W.A.T. paramedic, trauma life support instructor, and in helicopter and high level rescue team member. He is an advanced martial artist specializing in Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and he is an expert in edged weapons and weapons retention.

Will is a currently certified factory armorer for all major brands. He is an NRA instructor for rifle, pistol and shotgun. He is also a certified SC Concealed Weapons instructor. Will is qualified to recommend a gun, explain it’s operation, teach you the proper use of the firearm, and train you to any level you may wish to go.

Will enjoys spending his spare time away from the store camping with his dog "Shooter" and his Saturdays taking his nephew to karate classes.



   Woodie Pitts- Manager

Woodie comes to our area from his hometown of Hickory, NC. He lives with his wife Maryann and has an adult son that has grown up around guns. He is a lifelong hunter, sportsman, and gun enthusiast.

Woodie is an NRA life member with over 35 years of retail sales experience, and is an IDPA Expert class competitor. He holds SC and NC Concealed Weapons permits.

Woodie has eleven years experience in the gun industry and is an SC law enforcement qualified security officer in revolver and semi-auto handguns. He is also a SIG, Glock, and Springfield armorer. Woodie is always patient and always eager to help you make the right decision.




   Michael Wiestling- Rangemaster

Michael was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, SC. He graduated from Socastee High School in 2000.

After graduation he served in the US Marine Corps for 4 years. His unit served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received accomendations for his service such as the Navy Achievement Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation. He was also promoted to the rank of SGT. (E-5).

Since his return to civilian life, Michael worked as a sales consultant for 5 years. He joined the Coastal Sports family as a Range Officer in Summer 2010 and moved into the Rangemaster position in May 2011. He is married to his ever patient wife, Missy and they are the proud parents of 3 boys.



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