Never really turned my son loose with a metal detector in all the time I have been hunting. Just haven’t had the extra detector to spare, and he has always been a cameraman when he has been out with us. So I borrowed one today for a couple hour hunt and lo and behold, he is a natural! He scored a 1927 no mint Wheat on his first outing. Pops on the other hand came up with shotgun shells and a pretty decent button.