If you need a great gift idea for your husband, father, grandfather or the special man in your life—a metal detector is an amazing gift. The appeal of treasure hunting with a metal detector is universal, which explains why it’s a rapidly growing hobby throughout the world! Metal detecting hobbyists search for and recover anything that is considered valuable and can be found by its metal composition. Coins, gold, jewelry, relics, antique toys, collectibles and antique bottles are among the items that are popularly found. Many men are fascinated by the historical discoveries they make. Others are excited by retrieving a lost class ring or miscellaneous lost items in their own backyard.

Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 Metal Detector

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Any beginning metal detectorist can hunt for treasure with the equal chance of finding valuables no matter where they are on land or under water. Hidden wealth is everywhere beneath our feet. Hunters, fisherman, campers, vacationers and backpackers are adding metal detectors to their sports gear. And it is a hobby that can literally pay for itself since there are potential profits to be made as well as the benefits of healthy exercise and outdoor activity.

You may ask, “What if he doesn’t know how to operate a metal detector?” The good news is… metal detectors are very easy to use by adults and kids alike! So many models are designed to turn-on-and-go; they adjust to ground conditions automatically. All a person has to do is begin scanning. Walk slowly and methodically in a straight line and sweep the search coil back and forth. The detector sounds off when it detects metal. If the unit has a target identification display, the user will get a better idea of what they’ve found. Below are entry-level, mid-level and higher-end metal detectors that are well-suited for beginners.

Top 10 Best-Selling Metal Detectors—Men’s Outdoor Gear:

1. Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 Metal Detector ($139.99)

2. Fisher F2 Metal Detector ($199)

3. Garrett Ace 350 Metal Detector ($297.45)

4. Bounty Hunter Platinum Metal Detector ($299.95)

5. Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector ($594.95)

6. Fisher F70 Metal Detector ($649.00)

7. Garrett GTI 2500 Pro Package Metal Detector ($934.95)

8. Makro Coin Finder Metal Detector ($1,020)

9. XP DEUS Wireless Metal Detector ($1,899)

10. Garrett ATX Metal Detector ($2,120.75)

Metal detecting basics are at your fingertips. Learn everything you need to know to get started at an exclusive onlineLearning Library. The gift of a metal detector is so much more than opening a box—the thrill of discovery will last a lifetime!

Michael Bernzweig manages MetalDetector.com in Southborough, MA. He has written extensively on the subject of metal detecting since the mid 1980’s. He has traveled world-wide in his pursuit of educating, exploring and advising others in the proper use of metal detectors. Outside of the business he enjoys mentoring students, being involved in the community and spending time with his family.