First Texas Products, Inc.

El Paso, Texas

First Texas was a leading producer of metal detectors for treasure hunting and consumer night vision products.

  • First Texas sought to grow through acquisition of other niche consumer electronics and optical products for outdoor recreation.
  • First Texas produced Bounty Hunter, a leading line of metal detectors for recreational treasure hunting and Night Owl brand night vision monoculars, binoculars and goggles.
  • First Texas Products Company was formed in July 1999 with Thomas Walsh to acquire First Texas Manufacturing.
    • In May 2001, First Texas acquired Night Owl Optics of New York, NY, a worldwide leader in consumer night vision products.
  • The company was recapitalized in 2003 by management and a financial buyer.
  • Mr. Maurer served on the Board of Directors.
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