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Excellent observation, and it is ...

December 10, 2021 08:13AM avatar
one I made long ago, just as I had for both Tesoro and White's. There is a lot more to FTP than simply making metal detectors for a declining number of hobbyists.

Kind of sad that we, the USA, are the ones who got more of the hobby detector interest going early-on, and also contributed a lot of the circuitry and feature designs and advances right through about 2000, and a few models later on. Since that time we have seen a growing number of manufacturers, foreign to the USA, who have been growing more than the USA detector makers who are gone or going. Naturally those include Minelab, Nokta / Makro and XP. Models from those three and from Garrett are still observed in use more globally, and that's where the market is.

In the latter '60swe noted a major growth in 'local dealers' as well as in metal detecting clubs, reaching a number of ± 300 clubs across the USA that had a lot of members, and many of them had good scheduled Outings and also hosted annual Competition Hunts. No more. Due to major discounting the 'local dealers' closed up shop, and clubs dwindled as many members got older and passed away or just got out of the hobby. And one other this is that there are fewer newcomers to this great sport. The local clubs did help inspire some young folks to be active, but we just don't have an attraction to them like we once did.

Nope, this just aren't the same anymore and we are part of a dwindling number of avid enthusiasts when it comes to metal detecting.

Sorry to see it is "Off season" for you now, and from what I heard there's a storm that should have arrived and will continue for a day or two dumping a lot of wintry snow in your yard. It's 7"05 AM here and the temp is 63° but it is a windy day and headed to 80° today, but we have a cold snap coming tomorrow with a high of about 57° and low of 33° .... then it warms into the 60's and 70's on thru December 24th. No snow for us for Christmas. Enjoy the memories of hunts you made this year and plans for 2022.

Monte

"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

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CZ-3D and other F series detectors "No Longer Available"

UtahRich 439 November 07, 2021 03:27AM

Re: CZ-3D and other F series detectors "No Longer Available"

jmaryt 273 November 07, 2021 09:16PM

Re: CZ-3D and other F series detectors "No Longer Available"

D&P-OR 266 November 07, 2021 09:34PM

Re: CZ-3D and other F series detectors "No Longer Available"

jmaryt 364 November 08, 2021 11:45PM

Carl's comment suggest a change of priority at First Texas

UtahRich 234 December 09, 2021 04:46PM

Excellent observation, and it is ...

Monte 240 December 10, 2021 08:13AM

Re: Carl's comment suggest a change of priority at First Texas

jmaryt 316 December 09, 2021 11:18PM

Re: Carl's comment suggest a change of priority at First Texas

D&P-OR 233 December 10, 2021 01:12AM

Re: Carl's comment suggest a change of priority at First Texas

jmaryt 247 December 10, 2021 08:34AM

Say it ain't so!

zincoln 324 December 10, 2021 10:07AM

Well heck Debbie !!!!

OregonGregg 255 December 13, 2021 08:48AM

Adding areas of interest.

UtahRich 219 December 11, 2021 03:50AM

Re: Adding areas of interest.

jmaryt 206 December 13, 2021 12:23AM

Re: Adding areas of interest.

Monte 257 December 13, 2021 03:50AM

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jmaryt 185 December 13, 2021 11:44PM

Re: Adding areas of interest.

Harold,ILL. 212 January 11, 2022 01:36PM

Re: Adding areas of interest.

jmaryt 150 January 11, 2022 06:56PM

Harold, another great example of a successful Single-Frequency device. thumbs up

Monte 150 January 11, 2022 02:33PM

J.T., my apologies.

Monte 188 December 14, 2021 10:45AM

Re: Adding areas of interest.

OregonGregg 228 December 14, 2021 08:02AM

Re: Adding areas of interest.

jmaryt 204 December 16, 2021 08:45AM

It will be interesting to see if the Turkish-built

Monte 191 December 16, 2021 09:58AM

A Different Opinion - sad smiley

UtahRich 222 December 13, 2021 04:00PM

Maybe I was tired, but sometimes people think

Monte 383 December 14, 2021 10:25AM

Re: Maybe I was tired, but sometimes people think

jmaryt 193 December 16, 2021 08:49AM

I, too, have recommended the Vanquish 540 Pro Pack,

Monte 177 December 16, 2021 10:03AM

My 2c

zincoln 200 December 14, 2021 12:02PM

Re: My 2c

Sodbuster 164 December 20, 2021 09:52PM

And I'll add my 3¢ to your comments.

Monte 165 December 22, 2021 09:54AM

For those who read, you added a lot more than 2-Cents worth.

Monte 182 December 15, 2021 06:57AM

Re: Adding areas of interest.

D&P-OR 451 December 13, 2021 12:50AM

Re: Adding areas of interest.

jmaryt 168 December 13, 2021 11:56PM

Re: Adding areas of interest.

D&P-OR 206 December 14, 2021 12:31AM

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jmaryt 212 December 16, 2021 07:13PM

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OregonGregg 210 December 14, 2021 08:09AM

Re: Adding areas of interest.

jmaryt 178 December 16, 2021 07:16PM

Re:Be right back need another bowl of popcorn!!!!!grinning smiley

Kickindirt 267 December 16, 2021 01:58AM

Re: Re:Be right back need another bowl of popcorn!!!!!grinning smiley

OregonGregg 165 December 16, 2021 10:01AM

New sites, detector selection, and different techniques.

Monte 403 December 11, 2021 09:41PM

i agree, but I believe Garrett will be there in the long run. N/T

Monte 275 December 10, 2021 05:51PM

Re: CZ-3D and other F series detectors "No Longer Available"

Druid 197 November 07, 2021 12:50PM

Re: CZ-3D and other F series detectors "No Longer Available"

Harold,ILL. 195 November 08, 2021 09:11AM

No Longer Available means . . . . . . . . ????

UtahRich 192 November 08, 2021 09:34PM

Re: No Longer Available means . . . . . . . . ????

jmaryt 262 November 08, 2021 11:57PM

Re: No Longer Available means . . . . . . . . ????

Harold,ILL. 231 November 09, 2021 04:02PM



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