Fri, 31 July 2015
Electronic pinpointers can help you find your targets a lot faster, some say.
I have been detecting since 1971. There were no pinpointers back then. I wish there would have been! I detected for many years before pinpointers came about. I have owned many and sold most since I first discovered them since there always seemed to be something I didn't like about the unit. One I still have is the TinyTech Deluxe. I still have it and it still works just as it did when I first purchased it. It is with me on every trip to the field, but as a backup. I now have been using the DectectorPro Pistol PROBE for several years. The DD coil is not known for ease of pinpointing and I wanted depth along with a pinpointer so I could determine exactly where a target is before I dug and the Pistol PROBE gave that to me. Yes, I use the pinpointer to check the exact position of every target BEFORE I dig. I have used the Pistol PROBE so much that I can tell the approximate size and depth of the target by the sound of the pinpointer. It certainly has improved my retrieval time! I wouldn't be without it. I had a couple of friends that always said that they didn't need a pin pointer. I talked them into purchasing one and now they will tell you that they wouldn't hunt without one. They are like a detector in that the best one is the one that you like. Thanks for the report, Dan.