Re: First time detector recommendations
Being a newbie, and not enough time to get out, I started with the super cheapy habor freight MD. I actually found a few neat things with it. Now I have the Garrett ace 250, to be honest, I have only had it out a few times, but certainly nicer, and better tones, etc. Getting a decent pinpointer, like mentioned above, will make it a lot less frustrating.
The Garrett I got was a kit, had the pinpointer with it, still very reasonably priced.