Q & A with Nigel Ingram

I first met Nigel Ingram in 1988 when I was the director of marketing for Garrett Electronics. We were looking for a new distributor in the UK and scheduled a lengthy trip there to meet with the various candidates. I can’t remember exactly where Nigel was in the sequence but after meeting him I knew he and Regton, Ltd. were the perfect fit. It was a great choice in that he’s still Garrett’s UK distributor almost 30 years later (every once in a while I do get something right).  Continue reading


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Tuesday Trifle…

Working on Nigel Ingram’s Q&A Session and should have it ready for the weekend. Otherwise I’m brain dead so here’s a repeat from June of 2015. Somehow seems appropriate after the last post. Continue reading


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Gawd We’re Gaudy!

Gaudy:  adjective – Extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless.

Yup, that’s us!  Glittery, ostentatious, presumptuous and boastful. That of course comes from someone who started in the hobby back in the 70’s when it was hard to be noticed by anyone. Little did we know how good we had it. Continue reading


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Say It Again Saturday…

Still having trouble getting my act together so throwing out another old (and popular) post from February 2014.  Hang in there with me please…
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Another Dose…

In a funk of late and pondering the future of Stout Standards.  In the meantime here’s a popular post (according to my stats) from December of 2015. 

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How Howland Sees It…

Next to getting married or divorced, buying a decent metal detector is probably the most money many of us will ever spend in a lifetime. If you’ve got the gear but no idea, or, are on the cusp of joining the illustrious band of international treasure hunters, here’s a few pointers. Continue reading


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News, Advice and Brainfarts…Take Your Pick!

Nursing a sore throat, watery eyes, runny nose and lots of aches and pains at the moment so not up to my usual brilliant level of communication. I do however have a few “who gives a rat’s ass” comments to pass along.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you….. Continue reading


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Q & A with Greg Toney (a.k.a. SCdigger)

If you are not familiar with Greg Toney see if this rings a bell.

Hope you enjoy and thanks Greg for taking the time to do this. I appreciate it….. Continue reading


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Hammy Sammy is back!

After a short hiatus “Hammy Sammy” is back.  Sammy (a.k.a. Samantha Jane Nye) is no stranger to many detectorists but if the name is not familiar sit back and enjoy.  Oh and despite having only started out in 2011 her finds will put many long time detectorists to shame. Thanks Sammy. Continue reading


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Eureka Moment?

John Howland offers up a little food for thought and it’s from a few years ago. Give it a read and see what you think? I found it interesting and it reminded me of ‘reverse discrimination’, another creative user designed aid. Thanks John. Continue reading


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