Garrett GTAx 400
Based on 7
Love this unit
September 11, 2012
Little needs to be said about the GTAx400 that hasn't been said already.
They are out of production, but if you ever get the opportunity to purchase
one you will not regret it. Durability, reliability, and simplicity in use
are the key factors governing this machine. It is a wonderful tool for
hunting just about any treasure, but it is basic for a microprocessor
controlled detector. Lack of volume control is the only thing that may
concern some, but a set of headphones solves that. I attached a simple,
inexpensive wireless Sylvania unit to mine and it works a treat!
Justin Keyser from
August 23, 2012
I purchased this detector used thinking it would be a good backup for my
Pioneer 505 was I wrong it is the other way around the GTAx 400 is
extremely easy to use and it does find coins and deeply, it only sounds off
correctly when it hits a good target and if you encounter junk the display
will give two hits on the display bar as opposed to one hit if it is a good
I was pleasantly surprised at the number of coins I detected and no junk
targets, thats the way a real coin shooter should work. It does not have a
lot of features but I really like Garretts thinking behind the development
of this little detector, a lot of detecting power a real turn on and go
Worth the Money - Great Finds
March 26, 2011
Used this machine and have found much. The "One-Touch" design makes it easy
to use and understand. The total layout of the unit is ROCK SOLID and can
talk about EXCITED children when they find a treasure!!!
I replaced a Bounty Hunter with it and have been rewarded VERY well by the
move. If you can get your hands on one, give it a swing and get you digging
tools ready, you WILL NEED THEM!!!
Yuba City, Ca.
Gtax 400 new guy
March 02, 2009
I bought this one with only touching one other metal detector in my life,I
only have 13 hours of hunting total and it was with the 400... my uncle who
I have went with me, has found the lost arc well lets just say he knows his
stuff,(he thinks that it is a verry good machine )but me personaly I have
alot to learn, I spend more time digging pulltabs than hunting, I have
lots of fun though. Learn your machine and im sure you will find what you
are looking for.
Todd bregon from
November 19, 2008
I have a garrett 400 and a 1000 the 400 in parks you cannot beat it I take
it with me in the rv. If its there you will find it does take practice to
learn but for the money its one of the best machines out there.
Confederate bounty hunter from
Great price and performance
January 10, 2006
I have tested this against my trusty Minelab GT Sovreign which has a sunray
12 coil on it, it is a great unit, I was very surprised to see it is within
an inche or so of the GT, I tested in the back yard and found a piece of
lead at 8" very clearly.
I then buried a 2 dollar coin at the 8", it was getting to it max but it
still found it and it only has a 8" coil, the GT picked it up a little
Its a great turn on and go unit, the discrimination works very well.
I don't like the tone audio as its just there to here a faint signal that
the lcd may not show up.
For the price you cannot go wrong.
I have tested the following units
all sovreign models.
I still prefer the minelab as the varible audio works great for me and I
can flick a switch to cancel iron.
The GTA400 just shows it on thew lcd.
2 thumbs up as its a great priced unit.
December 27, 2004
This has been a very good entry level
detector, generally very accurate on ID scale, and very easy to use. Great
detector for the price.