Garrett introduces the dual searchcoil Hunter, his first metal detector, to the market (retail price $145.00).
Garrett becomes the first manufacturer to eliminate oscillator drift. His patented, revolutionary, independently-operated searchcoils greatly improve treasure hunting efficiency. Garrett patents a special coaxial searchcoil winding technique to become the first to overcome searchcoil drift. Many competitors close their doors as the Zero Drift Revolution, as it is now called, changes the metal detection industry forever.
Garrett Metal Detectors moves into a new 15,000 square foot facility and begins increasing production of its more sophisticated products. Garrett introduces the first low cost metal detector - The Mini Hunter.
Charles Garrett publishes his first book, Successful Coin Hunting, and RAM Publishing is born.
The editor of a national treasure hunting publication, The Association, contacts Garrett and offers to sell his detectors and gold panning products. He encourages Garrett to write a series of articles about his adventures, metal detection designs, hunting tips and advanced electronics precious metals locating technology.
Garrett introduces the Sea Hunter, an underwater pulse induction metal detector.
The five-day treasure hunt takes place at the 120-acre Trader’s Village Market located in suburban Dallas. Over 2,000 treasure hunters attend and over $100,000 in prizes including a pick-up truck, are given away. Hundreds of ardent admirers visit Garrett’s factory in Garland that year.
Garrett introduces a motion discrimination metal detector.
Garrett is awarded the first U.S. patent for the use of microprocessors in metal detectors.
Garrett supplies 1984 National Republican Convention in Dallas, Texas, with security metal detectors.
Garrett releases the Freedom 1, Freedom 2, and Freedom ACE Coin Commander VLF metal detectors.
Vaughan Garrett begins utilizing his video production expertise to create educational treasure-hunting and security videos.
The Grand Master Hunter is introduced as Garrett’s first microprocessor detector.
Garrett provides security equipment for the Republican GOP Convention in Houston, Texas, where future President George H. W. Bush is nominated.
Garrett provides security training and products for the U.S. armed forces in Kuwait during the Persian Gulf conflict known as Desert Storm.
Garrett moves company headquarters and detector manufacturing to its current location on 1881 West State Street in Garland, Texas.
Garrett introduces the world’s first talking metal detector.
Garrett provides security metal detector training and products for the Atlanta, Georgia, Olympic Games.
Garrett supplies the SuperWand to all U.S. airports.
Garrett introduces the Graphic Target Profiling (GTP) 1350 metal detector.
Garrett introduces the ACE series, the most advanced, low-cost metal detectors in the world.
Garrett is featured on John Ratzenberger’s hit TV series Made in America, which airs on the Discovery Network’s Travel Channel.
Garrett installs 450 PD 6500i walk-through and 900 SuperScanner metal detectors at Olympic venues throughout Torino, Italy, for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
Robert Podhrasky, Garrett Director of Engineering, joins TMAC board
Garrett Metal Detectors is honored with the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) Award of Excellence.
Texas Congressman Sam Johnson joins Charles Garrett and company officials for the groundbreaking ceremonies for the company’s expansion.
Garrett Named Outstanding Employer in Dallas County
Garrett provides walk-through detectors, hand-held detectors and training to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Garrett introduces the popular new PRO-POINTER pinpointing metal detector.
Garrett Releases CSI PRO-POINTER for Security
Garrett is named the official security metal detector supplier for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.
Discovery Channel Discovers Garrett
Garrett launches a new Countermine/ERW division and introduces the RECON-PRO AML (All Metal Locator) 1000.
Charles Garrett and a team of Garrett detectorists work with Texas Parks and Wildlife to recover and preserve artifacts from the San Jacinto battlegrounds where Texas independence was won.
Charles, Eleanor and Vaughan Garrett and Vice President Bob Podhrasky serve as early Olympic torch runners during the countdown to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.
Garrett Metal Detectors Supports Irving Police Department
Garrett provides security metal detector training and products for the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson visits Garrett’s headquarters to present a copy of the Congressional Record in which Garrett was recently recognized.
Garrett provides security detectors for the 2010 FIFA World Cup championship soccer tournament in South Africa.
Garrett releases new hobby detectors for the ACE series, as the ACE 350 in America and as the EuroACE for its overseas version.
Garrett introduces the versatile AT Pro, an all-terrain hobby detector which can be used for shallow water hunting. It becomes a best seller.
Garrett releases the new AT Gold metal detector. It is fully waterproof to 10 feet (3 meters) and is ideal for locating gold nuggets, coins, relics, caches, and jewelry, even in highly mineralized ground.
Charles Garrett is presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Lamar University.
In April, the Charles and Eleanor Garrett Engineering Center is dedicated at Lamar University.
Garrett’s YouTube channel reaches its first one million views in June.
The Garrett CSI Pro, a security crime scene investigation detector, is released.
Fox Business News features the Garrett factory in a segment called “Manufacturing Marvels.”
Video: Garrett Featured on Fox Business Network
Garrett provides security metal detectors for the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.
Garrett’s Hobby Division evolves into the Sport Division. Outdoor enthusiasts join “The Sport of Metal Detecting” to find new adventure, get exercise, and to escape from routine. Garrett detectors are featured in the National Geographic Channel’s “Diggers” reality TV show.
The Pro-Pointer AT, an all-terrain fully waterproof version of Garrett's popular pinpointer, is released.
Founder Charles L. Garrett passes away on April 3, 2015. Click here to read more about Mr. Garrett.
Garrett is the Official Metal Detectors Supplier for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto, Canada. More than 1,200 security detectors are utilized to protect the various sports venues.
Garrett provides mobile walkthrough detector solutions that are widely adopted into stadium security for professional baseball, basketball, hockey, and football arenas in the U.S. and Canadian markets.
The first Charles Garrett Memorial Hunt is held in Jefferson, Texas, during the weekend of April 1, to honor the memory of Garrett co-founder Charles Garrett. Hundreds of detectorists from around the country and even from other countries attend the full weekend for detecting, fun, and prizes.
Garrett releases the new AT Max metal detector, a fully wireless model that features maximum detection depth. The AT Max includes many new features and it can be used fully submerged for shallow water hunting.
Significant Garrett security installations include: major metro transit security installations in Turkey, India, Thailand, and Egypt; venue security for the "Tomorrowland" festivals (more than 400,000 attendees) near Brussels, Belgium; and metal detector installation into stadiums preparing for the 2018 Moscow World Cup Games.
Garrett Metal Detectors becomes an official security partner of AT&T Stadium and the Dallas Cowboys, the most recognized and highly successful sports franchise in the world.
Steve Novakovich Joins Garrett Metal Detectors as CEO
Garrett Countermine/ERW Division releases new Recon Pro AML-750 all metals locator detector.
Garrett provides security detectors for use in the 2018 FIFA World Cup football (soccer) tournament in Russia.
Garrett provides security products and services for the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.
The Rugby World Cup is protected by Garrett Metal Detectors security products in October.
Garrett acquires certain assets of Oregon-based White’s Electronics, including trademarks, intellectual property, and tooling, after the metal detector manufacturer announced the closure of its business.
The Garrett PD-6500i walk-through metal detector is certified to comply with Standard 2 European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) requirements, a rigorous performance standard for security equipment used in European Union (EU) airports.
An updated and improved model of the former White’s GoldMaster 24k prospecting metal detector is released by Garrett with a new look and enhanced performance. White’s Electronics, a former Sport Division product competitor, was acquired by Garrett in 2021.
Garrett releases the Multi-Zone walk-through metal detector, a powerful yet affordable security solution for schools, government buildings, and large public arenas.
SmartScan Thermal Imaging System is introduced by Garrett in early 2021. SmartScan allows body temperature measurements to be taken simultaneously with metal detector security screening.
Company co-founder Eleanor Paxton Smith Garrett passes away on March 2, 2022.
Axiom, a new high-performance pulse induction gold prospecting detector, is released in July. Click here to read more about Mrs. Garrett.
Garrett releases new best-in-class 66-zone Paragon walk-through detector with revolutionary new features like Zero Touch NFC capability and Ambiscan™ directional sensitivity.
Garrett announces that its standard manufacturer’s warranty on metal detecting products has been extended to three years (36 months).