Garrett GTP 1350Price: $700
Based on 28 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 4.00
The 1350 a fantastic detector at a great price!
I purchased the 1350 because it was $300 cheaper than the MXT and to be honest it's better than the MXT it goes deeper, better features and the price $545 after the coupon and free delivery wow!
The first time out I dug a 1786 Connecticut copper and 3 musket balls. In a hunted out area the copper was at least 10 inches, the bullets were around 7 inches but the signals were very clear. When you hit a good target with this machine you know it! As for whites you can buy a Garrett pinpointer a 1350 and still have about $200 dollars toward a bigger coil! Makes you wonder why the MXT is around $800 don't it. Does that MXT have size imaging on her for $800 no! But the MXT has something that the garrett 1350 doesn't have and thats less for more!
ROBERT from MARYLAND
The gtp 1350 is nice !
It did hit on a quarter and it turned out to be a small stainless hinge but other than those two it was spot on and I didn't even bother with pennies today... I did notice that the recovery time is not as quick as the Vaquero but over all I think this may be the one that gets my attention...
C Waldo from Memphis,TN
Best General Purpose Detector?
I've owned two of them and find them to be rugged, deep-seeking and easy to use.
It is very sensitive and the newcomer must be aware of this. Driving it too hard in trashy or mineralized sites can cause instability, and it is no problem to turn it down and still get excellent depth. Small jewelry items come through clearly and I've chased some tiny earring backs with this detector. Faster sweeps will also produce a slight increase in depth.
There is a decent notch-type discrimination system coupled with audio tone ID. I find the profiling feature gives just the right amount of information about target size, too.
The profiling does take some getting used to, but once you adapt to it, it becomes almost rythmic.
The GTP 1350 has excellent target separation, a key performance feature for any detector. I've pulled coins from the middle of trash, the Belltone singing away! In tests, I get 2-3" separation between a U.S. dime and a large nail - with the stock coil.
The GTP 1350 can also use any of the Garrett Crossfire coils and still perform the profiling function, unlike the two units above this one, the 1500 and 2500. Those two require their own special, proprietary coils to perform the sizing function... and can use no others.
I highly recommend this detector to anyone and suggest it over the Ace 250 for the beginner. It is much smoother and offers room to grow into.
David from South Carolina
Great Metal Detector!!!!
I went w/ the GTP 1350 because of the sizing feature that not many other detectors had. I actually found it on eBay used and got a really good deal on it.
The GTP 1350 is an awesome detector, compared to the Bounty Hunter it's a million times better. And probably comparable to the White's MXT (i've only used the MXT once)
The GTP 1350 has met my expectations and has found me many coins. In the two weeks or so that I've had it I've found around $12 and that's in about 15 hours (and I'm not that good yet).
The pinpointing feature it what I like best about this detector. It's very accurate on where it pinpoints. I usually find the strongest signal and then go around it in each direction to make sure the depth doesn't go any closer.
The only thing I would say is that the imaging feature is not as convenient as I thought it might be. When you want to size a target you have to first pinpoint, then follow that by sweeping the detector in 7" side to side motion. If you are a little off on this, the sizing may not be correct. If you swing less that 7" it will think the target is bigger, and if you swing more than 7" it will assume the target is smaller.
I have a friend who has a GTI 1500 and that imaging feature is displayed during pinpointing. I think that would be more convenient.
I am continuing to update things that I find about my detector and others I use at http://chupatreasure.blogspot.com
Ryan R from Chino, CA
Barry Weinzimmer from Jacksonville, Fl
Glyn from England
I have found Roman coins and brooches which are nearly two thousand years old in a variety of soil conditions. Small English hammered silver coins are also no problem.
This is my second Garrett detector and I would definitely recommend it.
The only negative thing is that the display is difficult to see in direct sunlight. But I would say that the positives definitely outway the negatives. Happy hunting.
Glyn Jones from Burntwood,England
GTP 1350 ........Wow!!!!
Ivan N from Seattle Wa
Best on the market! Great Detector
Josh from Springfield, Mo USA
This ones a keeper!
the setup and operation is pretty easy although i have to admit i was a little overwhelmed at first scrolling through the menu options. once i got up and running though, my fears disappeared. the display is nicely layed out and i really like having 24 notches of discrimination to work with.i ventured into a couple of parks and a local football field in my 10 hours. i operated mainly in jewelry mode and close to max sensitivity with a very slight threshold hum. naturally, it was very chirpy in the trashier areas but otherwise ran dead silent until a target came up. i found plenty of clad which the display identified with consistent accuracy. the target profiling likewise was pretty accurate, but its useless if there are targets close together. you need to sweep at least 14 inches on each side to get true reading and yes you have to remember to hit the pinpoint again to return to your search mode. one find which impressed me was a very small gold earring stick which was a good several inches down, but the crossfire picked it up with a clear, crisp signal slightly above the pulltab range. i purposely dug some targets which clearly not coin sized and likely junk just to test the machine's capability and it responded flawlessly with junk being dugged up. the pinpointing with the crossfire is dead on; the double d took a little getting used to but i was never more than an inch or so off. i really like the different tones and the menu option available to adjust the pitch to your liking.
as for my other favorable observations - the rubber grip is a nice alternative to the common foam. the slide in/out battery case which you can attach to your belt is handy. the machine itself is not a featherweight, but i didn't find it fatiguing. my only flaw with the 1350 is the lack of cam locks on the shaft. although the fit is good, i did notice some minor wobbling. i wound a couple of small pieces of electrical tape between the lower/middle and midde/upper shafts which then gave it a real tight fit.
i regret not having the 1350 earlier this year so i could give it a full workout over the summer and at the beach. i am truly looking forward to the possibilities. this is a real delight to operate and is reasonably priced especially compared to a comparable white's detector. it looks like my classic id is going to start collecting some dust as my 1350 has moved to the head of the class!
Ben from Woodbridge, nj
Coin Master/Exc. Relic Hunter
David from Dinwiddie, Virginia