Other Equipment and Accessories


Garrett Pro-Pointer Review

Garrett Pro-Pointer
Garrett Pro-Pointer

Recently, I purchased a Garrett Pro-Pointer to add to my arsenal. I have only had this pinpointer out on a couple of hunts, but I like it. First of all, I do miss being able to see the VDI of a target while I am pinpointing like I can with the DX-1, but I can see that being one of the few problems.

The first thing that I noticed was the sensitivity of the probe, it can get an honest 3-4 inches easy. The probe vibrates as well beeps with increasing intensity the closer you get to a target. This along with the added effective area of the probe makes it stand out from other probes that I have used. The target does not need to be at the aboslute end of the probe to give a signal.

In the end, the probe help me find targets quickly and accurately and without distrubing my main detector. It comes with a very nice belt holster that fit right in on my tool belt. I can see this probe becoming part of my standard equipment very quickly.

Coils


Prizm 8in. coil
Prizm 8in. coil
Eclipse 9.5in. coil
Eclipse9.5 in. coil
10in. D2 DD coil
10in. DD coil
4x6 DD Shooter
4x6 DD Shooter

Over the course of my detecting career, I have accumulated a few different coils. The 10in. D2 coil is the one that I probably use the most. I don't do much beach hunting, but when I do, I use the Eclipse 9.5in. coil. For more precise hunting and getting in close with other objects, the 4x6 Shooter coil is the only way to go. There are many more great coils, but these are the ones that I have right now.


Probes


Sunray DX-1 Inline Probe
Sunray DX-1 Inline Probe
Bullseye II Pinpointer
Bullseye II Pinpointer
Garrett Pro-Pointer
Garrett Pro-Pointer

Quickly, I found out that electronic probes can make or break your success in this hobby. They can cut down on recovery time and can help cause less distrubance to the ground. I started off with the Bullseye and then moved to the DX-1 when I got my MXT, and I now have it on my V3 and cannot imagine hunting without it. The best thing about an inline probe is the increased depth and that it works through the machine and your headphones. Recently, I purchased a Garrett Pro-Pointer. See above for the review.


Headphones


Koss E-Series 9000
Koss E-Series 9000
Spectra V3 Wireless Headphones
Spectra V3 Wireless Headphones

Headphones are a must for detecting I think, especially when looking for deep targets that can give a very faint signal. They also make your hunting silent which is appreciated by those around you. The Koss headphones are what I use with my MXT. They are very comfortable, have a nice long cord as well as individual ear volume controls. The Spectra Wireless headphones can only be used with the V3 and are totally separate from the detector. This is a great feature as it keeps you from getting tangled up in your cord. You can even link two headphones to the same machine with can be great when training or hunting with your significant other. If you are going to puchase the V3, definitely consider getting the wireless headphones.


Diggers


Lesche Trowel
Lesche Trowel
Coin Probe
Coin Probe
Flathead Screwdriver
Flathead Screwdriver

Digging tools are essential to the hobby, those Barber quarters aren't going to dig themselves. The Lesche is a must for any serious detectorist. This tool can cut a plug nice and clean to ensure less of a scar after recovery. Probes like a coin probe and screwdrivers can help you get the shallow coins and pinpoint deeper targets. It is a good idea to have one of each of these for recoveries.


Pouches


Toolbelt/Finds Pouch
Toolbelt/Finds Pouch
Coin Purse/Keeper Finds Pouch
Coin Purse/Keeper Finds Pouch

Pouches and purses are handy to keep your finds in. For a finds pouch, I use a standard toolbelt with attached pouch. Another plus to this is being able to put on all your equipment quickly, letting you get to hunting. I have three pockets in my pouch, one for trash, one for coins and a third to hold my keeper pouch. For keepers I use a zippered coin purse, the last thing you want is to lose that Mercury dime in with the clad. Having a place to put trash you dig up is also a must. It is good metal detecting ethics to pack out everything that you dig, including the trash.


Apparel


Double-Knee Canvas Pants
Double-Knee Canvas Pants
Lucky Hat
Lucky Hat
Gloves
Gloves

Finally, what you wear out hunting is important so that you are comfortable and protected. I wear double-knee canvas pants with knee pad inserts to protect my knees when digging a target and to also keep me a bit more dry when it is wet. A pair of gloves not only keep your hands out of the mud but they also protect your hands from that glass left in a bottle cap or the sharp aluminum pull tab you were sure was a gold ring. I like form-fitted gloves for better feel. Finally, I never go out without my lucky cap. Mine is not near as clean as the one pictured, but you gotta start somewhere.

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