If you are an experienced detectorist, then you know the importance of having a pinpointer. If you are just getting started with metal detecting, you may not know the benefits of using a pinpointer, or where to start when it comes to buying one. While you don’t necessarily have to have a pinpointer to be successful detecting, it will make your hunting a whole lot easier – you’ll get to your targets much quicker. To help both veteran and rookie detectorists, we’ve put together a list of the three best pinpointers so you can make the right choice for your treasure hunting.

#1 – Garrett Pro Pointer AT

This all-terrain pinpointer has the following features:

  • Waterproof up to ten feet.
  • Operating frequency of 11.5 kHz
  • 30-Hour 9V alkaline battery life
  • Comes with a woven belt holster and lanyard attachment loop
  • Two-year warranty
  • Manual sensitivity adjustment
  • Manual retune function

The Garrett Pro Pointer AT (all-terrain) Pinpointer is the latest version of the Garrett Pro Pointer. It is submersible up to ten feet, making it perfect for lakes, rivers, creeks, and ocean shorelines. It will also work for digging on mud puddles, or if you get caught in the rain on a hunt.

Another great feature of the Pro Pointer AT is its three sensitivity settings – low, medium, and high, which will help you find smaller items at larger depths.

The retune feature provides you with the ability to decrease the detection alert to allow you to obtain an even more exact location of your target.

The Garrett Pro Pointer AT is 9” long, is lightweight at 6.5 oz., and retails at $149.99. Click here for current sale price.

#2 – Nokta Pointer Waterproof Pinpointer

This pinpointer has the following features:

  • Proportional audio/vibration
  • Operating frequency of 11.6 kHz
  • Waterproof up to three feet (IP67)
  • LED Light for hunting in dark places
  • Adjustable sensitivity settings
  • 30-Hour 9V alkaline battery life
  • Includes two hard-shell cases (one with scraping blade), carrying case, belt holster, and finds bag
  • Two-year warranty

The Nokta Waterproof Pinpointer is another popular pinpointer that is worth checking out. Nokta has built a great name for itself over it's 15 years in the metal detecting business. The Nokta Waterproof Pinpointer can be submerged up to three feet, making it great for water and shoreline searching, and it has adjustable sensitivity settings allowing you to account for various types of terrain.

One nice thing about this pinpointer is that you are able to utilizes three different audio modes – vibration only, audio only, or vibration and audio.

With the Nokta Waterproof Pinpointer you get some extra goodies: a belt holster, carrying case (with a shoulder strap), and finds bag are all included with the pinpointer. Additionally, it comes with two hard-shell cases, one that is a basic cover and one that has a scraping blade for help digging.

The Nokta Pinpointer is 9.4” long, weighs 8.3 oz., and retails at $169.00. Click here for current sale price.

#3 – Minelab Pro-Find 25

This pinpointer has the following features:

  • Adjustable sensitivity settings
  • Proportional audio/vibration
  • 30-Hour 9V alkaline battery life
  • VLF operating frequency
  • Two-year warranty

The Minelab Pro-Find 25 is our third choice for best pinpointer. The original Pro-Find was the first pinpointer on the market that allowed sensitivity settings to be adjusted. When the Pro-Find 25 was released, Minelab added the ability to select audio modes as well. That makes it perfect for when you don’t want to disturb anyone who is near when you are searching.

The Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer is 9.3” long, weighs 6.8 oz., and retails at $195.00. Click here for current sale price.

For a full selection of pinpointers check out Kellyco's metal detector pinpointer page.