About Us

Fort Bedford Metal Detectors was founded in April 2009 by Bob McGinnis in the small, historic town of Bedford, PA. As an avid history enthusiast and relic hunter, Bob served the needs of the local relic hunting community for a few years until life circumstances prevented him from maintaining the high level of service his customers had grown to expect from him.  To avoid under performing and dis-servicing any customers in August 2013, he sold the business to Keith Leppert, who turned the business into a pillar of the relic hunting community. Keith then sold the company in 2022 to the partnership of John Page and Zack Hartman and it was moved to its present location in Mechanicsville, MD.  We also have a passion for history and a strong desire to serve the relic hunting community by providing high quality products at a reasonable price while striving to deliver the absolute highest quality service to you, the customer.  We appreciate you giving us the chance to provide the equipment you need to make your hunts a complete success!

We operate our business primarily over this website and via the phone, which means we have a small store area at this time.  We are very happy to show and demonstrate detectors for you, but we would need to set up an appointment.   Our new retail location will be open real soon, so you can walk in anytime to check out our stock of detectors and accessories.   We would love to show them to you - simply give us a call and we can arrange a time to meet and show you the equipment in person.

Our principal business address is:

Fort Bedford Metal Detectors

35452 Golf Course Drive

Mechanicsville, MD 20659

The new location is located in beautiful Southern Maryland under new ownership but the prices and service are still the same! Just remember to give us a call to set up an appointment that suits your needs.


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