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Where Are The New Fisher Models ?

Tony-Ok

Well-known member
Well then Russ or some other spokesmen needs to step up and inform the long time users of Fisher products where First Texas stands about any new detectors??
 

rick in mi

Active member
Makes me want to get the latest F75. Just in case mine goes south. Doubt there will be any warranty on these new ones much longer?? I'm thinking they first came out in 07. I bought mine when the camo edition first hit the rack. A little paranoid thinking how long the old girl will last. hhrickinmi
 

autopilot42

Well-known member
I suspect any/most Fisher and Tek. detectors now getting sold are from First Texas web site. I know their main business for a long time has been making night vision goggles for the Military. Not sure about anything else along those lines. I still have a small numbers device that I purchased some three or more decades ago with made by First Texas Ind. on it and it is still going strong. The T 2, F 75 platform is still a great platform, but with the next generation of detectors now going strong and being bought by the next generation of detectorists, probably not as viable as they once were. At this point in my life, I'll never have another detector that I found as much silver and jewelry with as I did with a F 75. I was really in hopes that they would come up with something new and great. HH Jim Tn
 

EddieCurrents

New member
Even the Bounty Hunter brand is down to only 3 models on the Kellyco site.

Looks to me like First Texas has halted production. Seems strange. I thought the company was doing well.
 

Dig-a-holic

Well-known member
Seems Russ only promotes the Bounty Hunter brands on his Youtube channel. Would not surprise me if they move everything to that one brand.
 

liondogs

Member
I have a F5 that I love. Great user interface and was my first real detector. I don't think David Johnson is still at First Texas. I heard he retired and has health issues. Carl Moreland from Whites I think was hired a few years back but he recently posted he works on the industrial side of the house and not allowed to work the metal detecting side of the house. He seemed disappointed as he said he had some new ideas.
Not holding out hope for anything new from First Texas.
 

Tony-Ok

Well-known member
I have a F5 that I love. Great user interface and was my first real detector. I don't think David Johnson is still at First Texas. I heard he retired and has health issues. Carl Moreland from Whites I think was hired a few years back but he recently posted he works on the industrial side of the house and not allowed to work the metal detecting side of the house. He seemed disappointed as he said he had some new ideas.
Not holding out hope for anything new from First Texas.
I would like just to hear that they are still working on new tech , and will release something in the near future….. anything……. Nokta Detectors and Minelab detectors have spoiled me with how they keep a personal presence with their customers ( end users ) !! Us !! Come on First Texas ! Anything, anything???
 

D&P-OR

Well-known member
I would like just to hear that they are still working on new tech , and will release something in the near future….. anything……. Nokta Detectors and Minelab detectors have spoiled me with how they keep a personal presence with their customers ( end users ) !! Us !! Come on First Texas ! Anything, anything???
Crickets just crickets!
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
Are those crickets singing the Jeopardy theme song?
 

autopilot42

Well-known member
Everything changes but that is the way it is. Some of the nicest audio for response their was now we have flutey tones or ones that are too digitized. It is what it is
 

McDig

New member
I asked a sales rep at KellyCo if Fisher was still making detectors and he said yes -- they were just low on stock. He said in most cases he could order models for buyers direct from Fisher.
 

miserman

Well-known member
If they are still making detectors, that means they are still in the game. On the other hand if they were to redesign and produce a new type of detector such as multi frequency, it would be a big undertaking. I am still hopeful.
 

Tony-Ok

Well-known member
Fisher , should come forward with any information, on the forums, print media , whatever to let us know if they are still going to produce any high end / new technology metal detectors!!
 

D&P-OR

Well-known member
Does anyone know if Mike Scott is still with Fisher/ First Texas ?? He was one of their Reps several years ago. He would post on occasion on various forums. Would be nice to get some straight forward info from FT on their future in metal detectors if any??
I heard he's gone.
 

McDig

New member
Patent for a multi-frequency detector invented by Carl Moreland and assigned to First Texas:


Looks like the patent was granted in 2021 if I am reading the page correctly.

If they plan to manufacture it then it would take a while for R&D, tooling, testing, etc
 
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Dig-a-holic

Well-known member
Russ was on a live chat last year and mentioned they were working on 2 machines. A waterproof 14khz machine and a Multi one. He also said he had using the prototype 14khz.
 
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