Garrett AT PROPrice: $700
Based on 142 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.29
Avg. Ease of use: 4.41
Garrett GTI-2500 and didn't like it at all. Tesoro is great but needs more target definition.
AT Pro has it!! It will signal when you are on a screw cap with a tone roll that sounds like a chicken clucking, for real! Gold(haven't found any yet) comes in at 48 0r 49. Nickels at 51 or 52. Pennies can come in around the 70's and dimes around 81 and quarters in the 80's and 90's. This detector is a fantastic machine, the best Garrett has EVER built. and I will put it up against almost every detector. The high end Mine Labs aren't going to be touched by any medium priced detector no matter what they tell you. For coin hunting, relics and beach hunting you gotta get you self one a these!
Rick Rogers from New Orleans La.
Scott from Pennsylvania
I have the 11inch coil. I disc out 50 to 70 approx(most of the time). I yet to have found gold but will sometime.
I haven't put mine in water or had any problems with it.
I need to get some small headphones so I don't cook my head in the summer.
Only thing I don't like is that I cant hear the speaker which is built into it because it has the plastic built over it for waterproofing.
I still need experience digging deep sounds.
Paul from California
Vince Auletta from Kingston, NY
3 Dogs Diggin from Canada
Very Pleased with the AT Pro
I have an old church built 1845 near me that has been hunted out more than any place I have ever seen. I figured that this is a great place to test new detectors because I know the finds are there just waiting, but I also know that it has been worked over HARD by lower end detectors. Therefore if the AT Pro is able to find some good finds then it would obviously mean that it's performing better than anything else I have owned.
A few weeks ago I finally made the purchase on the AT Pro. I took it out of the box, looked it over, and assembled it. Upon inspection I felt that it was a fairly stable and durable build. Nothing shook, vibrated, rattled, or squeaked as it had on the F2. I spent a whopping 45 minutes at my old church the first night. The first find was solid horse shoe tack, although it's not a spectacular find I found it at 14". The Pro has the depth, it just takes a while to learn it's patterns, tones, and modes.
To all the people that are posting negative reviews on here, either give your new detectors more time, or leave the reviews to somebody with a little patience. I'm tired of seeing reviews like, "I purchased the new AT Pro and it's junk, I took it out of the box and used it for a couple days and it's not finding anything so I sold it and bought this or that" Come on people, it takes longer than 2 days to learn a detector, especially since you probably only used it for an hour or two. If you don't know what you're doing with it, it's not the detectors fault. I have gone days, even weeks hunting sites that produced NOTHING AT ALL, and yet I didn't sell the detector, or bad mouth it. . . next thing I knew I pulled an 1864 Abraham Lincoln election token from 9". . . It takes time to learn them. Finds aren't everywhere.
Alex from Illinois
Yes its a must
Having used it day after day for 3 weeks all I can say is its brilliant on the fields pasture and beach, I've found coins and jewelry where I has been over previously so that was a bonus.
The only thing I've found that lets it down is the lack of larger coils available but Im sure after the honeymoon period and GARRETT letting other use the rights to the connections they will become available (HOPEFULLY).
All in all I'm really happy with it and not looking to upgrade anytime soon.
5 stars it would of got if coils were available
Paul cee from Lincolnshire uk
Roger Mork from Madison Wi.
Its all in where you hunt
Gunnerfive from Midwest
Mike from Kentucky