I was fortunate to receive the Garrett ProPointer AT a few weeks ago. My intention was to immediately post a review and video, but let's be real. No one can immediately tell whether a piece of equipment's merit just by opening the box and turning it on. So I have been hunting with it almost everyday, minus the snow days we had.
I've told a few people this already and I think it merits posting. If you were around when Garrett first released the original ProPointer, It pretty much revolutionized the pinpointer market.. It was tough, would take abuse, and people were amazed at how quickly they were able to recover targets with it. I think the same goes here. Garrett has done it again. The ProPointer AT has three sensitivity settings. The 2nd is as powerful as the original if not a little more. With that said the 3rd power setting is noticeably more. Now I will say pinpointers should have a limit on how deep they can pinpoint. The simple fact is, It's a Pinpointer, not a Detector.
I do want to say this. When you are detecting be sure when you first turn it on, MAKE SURE TO GIVE IT TIME TO POWER UP AND BALANCE. I have noticed if I go to quickly to the plug or hole this ProPointer is ground balancing/tuning to the target if close. If you get in the hole and are hearing nothing, remove it from the hole and all metal(detector), hit the detune button/power button, return to the plug or hole and you will probably notice that the target is there.
With the falsing issue covered. I want to talk about the waterproof aspect. I have had this thing covered with mud, dropped it in the small lake in Enid, even used to locate sinkers that were on the surface of the lake bottom. Now I didn't stay there long as the water has been just above freezing for weeks..I had NO problems. I have been videoing the pinpointer with the AT Gold and will have videos of this in action. I will also have a formal video showing it and it's capabilities, but to be honest Garrett has done a superb job in covering everything about the new ProPointer AT that can be.. other than lots of field use. So that is where I am going to try and pickup.
Now I know that they are still scarce and people are starting to complain. The simple fact of this is, Garrett is carefully monitoring the manufacture, boxing, and shipping of this and they want to make sure there are no hiccups before they begin shipping large quantities. This is best for us as consumer. I don't want a lemon and neither would you. Be patient as they are coming and will be delivered to your door soon...
I will have a video out soon with the ProPointer AT in action...
Gonehunting for History