Teknetics Patriot Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on August 21, 2019):
- The Patriot from Teknetics is one serious machine. Tried and proven technology at an incredible price. This 13kHz Patriot feels great in your hands and with the battery compartment and speaker located at the rear below the arm cuff, the 2.9lb weight is very well balanced. You can definitely swing this one all day without feeling fatigued. I own and use this machine and one of the main things I like about the Patriot is that there are so many ways you can set it up based on your hunting style and soil type. You can go full out noisy, all metal, and learn the language of the machine as many like to do. You can set it up to run silent and have it scream at you when it sees the target range you want. You can set it up to hunt deep (out to 15" per some air tests). It has two speeds, one lets you swing almost as fast as you want without sacrificing its excellent unmasking and separation capability, and a slow speed which is somewhat of a boost mode that adds depth. It comes with 8 tone settings letting you choose how you want to hear your targets including a delta pitch setting which assigns 99 tones to each of the 99 VDI numbers. It has a frequency shift function that will help if you are detecting in close proximity to other metal detectors or if you are getting outside EMI interference. Two customizable programs that allow you set them up how you like. If you like, you can make one a "coinshooting" program and the other an "all metal" program and switch between the two with ease. This Patriot will retain your last settings at shut down so no need to re-program it the next time you want to use it. It has fast ground balancing and excellent pinpointing accuracy. Teknetics has a home run hitter on their hands with this detector. You want bang for your buck? This is about as good as it gets. In the past, I think a lot of detectorists shopped based on price point, thinking that if you wanted a "serious" metal detector, you had to spend a ton of money. With this offering from Teknetics, those times are over. This is one serious machine at a great value!