XP Deus II: Unleashing Advanced Technology for Successful Treasure Hunting

Are you a passionate treasure hunter in search of the ultimate metal detector? Look no further than the XP Deus II. With its advanced technology and innovative features, the XP Deus II is revolutionising the world of metal detection. 

XP Deus II is designed to excel in all types of environments, including inland, freshwater, and saltwater. Its cutting-edge technology ensures exceptional results in every treasure hunting adventure. Thanks to its Fast Multi-Frequency (FMF®) technology, XP Deus II provides unparalleled performance in various detecting conditions.

XP takes pride in creating detectors without compromising on quality. Their philosophy is to engineer detectors up to the required specifications, paying meticulous attention to detail. The result is a product that exceeds expectations and stands out from the competition.

One of the standout features of the XP Deus II model is its wireless functionality. XP Deus II offers effortless pairing of its main components using the serial number. XP’s wireless protocol seamlessly transmits target signals to the speaker or headphones for easy detection. This wireless technology eliminates any delay, setting the XP Deus II apart from detectors which rely on Bluetooth or similar technologies.

In addition to its technological prowess, the XP Deus II boasts a super lightweight telescopic ‘S’ stem. This patented handle/stem assembly is intelligently designed to offer maximum comfort and durability. Unlike other manufacturers, XP’s ‘S’ shaped handle allows the stems to slide within each other, resulting in a more ergonomic design.

When using the XP Deus II, you have access to a range of customisation options. Customise your XP Deus II with different coil sizes and choose between a remote control or compact WS6 headphones which also act as a mini remote control. Complete your setup by selecting your preferred headphones, such as the WS6, WSAII or the larger WSA II-XL headphones. Check out our range of metal detecting accessories.

The XP Deus II components are powered by rechargeable Li-Po batteries, conveniently charged via USB. Whether you’re near a mains power source, in your vehicle, using a power pack, or relying on solar energy, the XP Deus II model has you covered. Furthermore, XP offers a 5-year warranty on all main components and 2 years on batteries, showcasing their commitment to longevity and customer satisfaction.

In summary, the XP Deus II metal detector combines advanced technology, lightweight design, wireless capabilities, and durable construction to provide an exceptional treasure hunting experience. With its FMF® technology, ergonomic ‘S’ stem, and customisable options, the XP Deus II empowers detectorists to uncover hidden treasures with ease.

Explore the world of the XP Deus II metal detector at Regton, your trusted source for high-quality metal detecting equipment. Alternatively, learn more about our other metal detector brands we stock.

Pinpointer: What Is It And Why Do I Need It?

Metal detecting is a popular hobby for detector users and history enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re searching for artefacts, coins or precious metals, having the right tools can really enhance your success. One tool that has revolutionised the metal detector experience is the pinpoint probe. In this article, we will explore what pinpointers are and discuss why they are essential tools for any serious metal detectorist. 

Pinpointers: What Are They?

A pinpointer is a miniature handheld electronic device specifically designed to assist metal detectorists in locating buried targets with greater accuracy. While metal detectors are excellent for scanning larger areas, they lack the precision required to pinpoint the exact location of a target. This is where pinpointers come into play. 

Unlike a full-size metal detector, pinpointers are compact and highly sensitive. They’re mostly operated by a single button and emit audio or vibration signals when they detect a metal target. Good probes also increase in intensity as you get closer to the target this narrowing down a search area, a pinpointer significantly reduces the time and effort required to recover a buried item. 

Why Do You Need A Pinpointer?

Increased Precision

One of the primary reasons to invest in a pinpointer is its ability to provide precise target location. Once your metal detector alerts you to a target you can use the ‘onboard’ pinpoint feature to narrow down where to dig the initial hole. After you have removed a plug you can then use the pinpoint probe to hone in on a specific spot, allowing for more accurate digging. This precision saves time and minimises the risk of damaging valuable items during the uncovering process.

Enhanced Target Recovery

You only need to use the pinpoint probe if the target is still in the hole (deeper maybe or the target may be on adge in the side of the hole, both of which can cause you to dig either not enough or to one side of the true location.


A pinpointer offers several features that aid in the retrieval of buried targets. Many models are equipped with a built-in LED light, enabling you to see clearly in dimly lit areas, the LED also confirms the probe is switched on if it’s in silent mode of operation, some allow silent use but still vibrate in the hand. Additionally, some pinpointers are waterproof, allowing you to search in shallow water or wet environments such as wet grass, waterproofing especially is important in our British climate. Some probes are rechargeable, other run off a single PP3 9v battery with months of battery life. Lastly you can adjust sensitivity whilst down the hole with some better probes, very useful when you have a large target to pinpoint.

Improving Efficiency

The above features improve your overall success rate, expand your metal detecting opportunities & most importantly increase your efficiency at recovering targets, less time faffing around chasing the illusive target leaving more time detecting the next one. 


Pinpointers are lightweight and portable, making them easy to carry and handle when detecting. They can be used in conjunction with any type of metal detector, regardless of the brand or model, some even interact with your detector so only you hear the sound through your wirelsss phones and will also turn off the detectors coil so that you don’t suffer interference between detector & probe.  With their compact size, you can easily store a pinpointer in your pocket or pouch without adding significant bulk, most probes come with a convenient pouch.


Watch out for fakes that abound on well known websites, some come in exact copies of manufacturers packaging including instructions & cheekily a fake warranty form, you can’t & won’t be able to tell until it’s too late, when have yet to see a good one. Also be wary of the ‘good value for money’ probe with every feature under the sun (most of which you don’t need). If you are not sure please phone us, Nigel did the BBC Fake Britain program a few years ago on fake probes, we can advise.

Detect Clever!

In the world of metal detecting, a pinpointer is an indispensable tool that greatly enhances your treasure hunting experience & efficiency. Its ability to pinpoint the exact location of buried metal targets with precision. Their features make them a ‘must have’ accessory for metal detecting enthusiasts. 

Regton stock a range of pinpointers for your days out. Find out more about the range of metal detectors we stock here. 

Metal Detecting Equipment: What Do I Need For Rallies?

metal detector equipment

Metal detecting rallies are exciting events that bring together hobbyists and enthusiasts who share a love for metal detecting and especially hunting for History. Whether you are a seasoned detectorist or a beginner, attending a rally can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. To make the most of your time at these events, you need the right metal detecting equipment. In this blog post, we will explore what you need for rallies and how to choose the best metal detecting equipment for your needs.

Metal Detector

The most important piece of metal detector equipment for any detectorist is a reliable and high-quality metal detector. When it comes to attending rallies, you want a metal detector that can handle all types of terrains and conditions. Look for a metal detector with a good discrimination system, which will allow you to distinguish between different types of metal and avoid false signals.

Batteries & Chargers

Don’t forget to take spare batteries for both detector & pinpoint probe if they are not rechargeable. For those pieces of equipment that are rechargeable including your phone you have many options to re-charge:

  • Battery bank/portable charger
  • Solar charger
  • Vehicle USB or lighter socket


A pinpointer is a handheld metal detector equipment device that helps you locate the exact location of a metal object once you have dug the initial hole. It saves you a lot of time by reducing the amount of digging and sifting through the spoil. When choosing a pinpointer make sure you research which will be the best to work alongside your detector as they are not all compatible, you are looking for well known brands & be aware of the many lookalikes & fakes on the market, especially the ‘good ones’.

Digging Tools

To retrieve the metal object you have detected, you need either a spade, a trowel/digging knife. Look for digging tools that are made of durable materials, (not plastic) that have comfortable grips. A good digging tool should also be lightweight and compact enough to carry around easily however bear in mind light often means weak so take that into account.


Headphones are an essential detecting accessory for metal detectorists attending rallies. They allow you to hear the signals from your metal detector clearly, even in noisy environments. Look for specialist metal detector headphones that are comfortable to wear for long periods and have good sound quality, wireless headphones are now available for most detectors but beware cheap Bluetooth wireless headphones as Bluetooth has a latency from transmission to reception, not good for detecting. Rally organisers insist on the use of headphones at events as you don’t want hundreds of speakers all sounding off over the field.

Bags and Backpacks

You may need a bag to carry all your metal detecting equipment, snacks and water during rallies. Look for a bag or backpack that is lightweight and has enough compartments to organise your gear. A backpack with adjustable straps and a padded back will ensure that you carry your equipment comfortably.

Protective Gear

Finally, it’s essential to have protective metal detector equipment such as gloves, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Gloves protect your hands from sharp objects & possibly chemical such as fertiliser, while suncream protects your skin from harmful UV rays. Insect repellent keeps bugs away, ensuring that you enjoy your rally without being bitten.

In conclusion, attending a metal detecting rally can be an exciting experience, but you need the right metal detecting equipment to make the most of it. By investing in good-quality equipment such as pinpointer, correct digging tools, headphones, backpack, and protective gear, you can increase your chances of finding goodies and have a great time at the event.

Remember to do your research and choose metal detecting equipment that suits your needs and budget. If you’re looking for metal detecting equipment, Regton has plenty of stock to help you out! Take a look at our website for more. And remember, we are detectorists ourselves so if you’re not sure please ask us, we also attend all the large rallies throughout the year so come & say hello. Happy hunting!

Mental Health & Metal Detecting

Metal detecting is a valued activity across the globe, exploring new territory, unearthing the past or recovering lost valuables and returning them back to their rightful owner.

Luke Webb, based in Dorset, has been supporting young people with mental health conditions for over a decade. His role is to help young people out of inpatient services, back into the community using a social prescribing, solution-focused model of care.

Luke introduced metal detecting into his work after spending a significant amount of time with a young person cleaning the beaches of Weymouth in Dorset. This time was used to not only clean their mind of troubles that they were facing, but to also clean the local beach of an impressive quantity of litter, left by the seasonal beachgoers.

Throughout their cleaning and wellbeing journey, they came across many items, including a collection of ring pulls, brightly coloured stones, coins and padlocks from a local gymnasium. The young person spoke about the value in unearthing treasures that may have been once forgotten, bringing them back to their former glory and valuing the precious item for their own. Their inquisitive mind asked about metal detecting as something they would like to try. 

Listening to the voice of the young people, the team invested in some Garrett metal detectors and were ready to explore.

By using metal detecting as an activity to support reflection on self, it has been really valuable to Luke and the young people that he supports. The analogy of “unearthing the past” is a common discussion when taking part in this therapeutic activity.

Do we choose to throw our finds in the bin, or do we keep the forgotten treasures and bring them back to life?

This can relate to potential past trauma and also previously enjoyed hobbies and interests, do we bring back the things we once enjoyed or do we discard and keep looking for new interests? This focus has helped Luke and the young person think about their identity, current interests and future goals.

The staff within his organisation also had the opportunity to visit the local beach on their breaks to enjoy a bit of time to themselves during shifts. Focusing on an activity has great value in wellbeing and the benefits can support stress, anxiety, internal debriefs along with an opportunity to network with like minded people.

Luke has also offered this activity to his own family and local scout group as a way of enabling them to take part in something new, highlighting the wellbeing benefits of being outdoors, learning about tides, history and finding lost items, scoring their wellbeing pre and post activity has been valuable to evidence the benefits of metal detecting as a fun and interesting way of occupying oneself.

Luke will continue to explore the outdoors and offer the sustainable activity of metal detecting with those that show an interest. He will continue to support the young people to dig deep into their challenges and will be alongside them with whatever outcome they choose. They are yet to find any gold but have found many gems within the young people that may have once been forgotten. The hunt continues and he looks forward to unearthing more valuable qualities within the young people he cares for, helping them to recognise their strengths and have the best start in challenging times.

Garrett Metal Detectors and Accessories: All You Need To Know

There are a range of Garrett metal detectors and accessories for a variety of applications, including treasure hunting, security screening, and industrial inspection. Read ahead if you want to find out some of the best Garrett products!

What are the top Garrett metal detectors and products?

ACE Series Metal Detectors

The ACE series metal detectors are designed for beginners and experienced detectorists alike. They offer high-quality performance at an affordable price.

AT Series Metal Detectors

The AT series metal detectors are designed for advanced users and offer features like advanced ground balance, digital target ID, and waterproof search coils.

Pro-Pointer Metal Detector

The Garrett Pro-Pointer metal detector is a handheld device that allows you to pinpoint the location of buried metal objects with precision.


Garrett offers a range of headphones that are designed to work with their metal detectors. These headphones provide clear audio feedback and can be used in noisy environments.

Search Coils

Garrett offers a range of search coils in different sizes and shapes to suit different metal detecting applications. These coils are designed to provide optimal performance and sensitivity.

Overall, Garrett offers a wide range of products and accessories that are designed to meet the needs of metal detecting enthusiasts and professionals alike. Whether you are looking for a beginner’s metal detector or a high-end industrial metal detector, Garrett has a product that will meet your needs.

If you are looking for Garrett Metal Detectors, Regton has got you covered. We hold a large stock of Garrett products including metal detectors, metal detector accessories, pinpointers and more! Take a look at our range of Garrett Metal Detectors here. 

Metal Detecting For Beginners 

Are you starting out in the metal detecting world? Our latest blog details all you need to know about metal detecting for beginners, including which metal detector is best to start out with and all the tools and tricks you need to get started on your rallies!

What is hobby metal detecting?

Hobby metal detecting consists of searching for objects with a metal detector. It’s a great hobby which incorporates exercise, engages you with history and is inclusive of all ages! The best thing about metal detecting is that anyone can do it – and it’s easy to get started.

Metal detecting for beginners: Where do I start?

There are only a few tools you really require to begin metal detecting. We recommend getting a metal detector for beginners, a tool to dig with, some specialist metal detecting headphones, a carry case for your equipment and something to store your finds in. 

We recommend starting with a well known brand, beware of brands that hide where they are made –  it’s best to check reviews before you make your purchase being sure the review is not backed by a retailer, look closely for links to where to buy….beware.  Ensure it’s not too basic or advanced for your needs. You can also purchase a guidebook or search online for information – perfect for metal detecting beginners. 

How do I meet other detectorists?

Joining a club or local Facebook page for metal detecting is the best way to meet others! Other detecting enthusiasts will be happy to share their knowledge, and organised events can help you understand the best areas to detect near you. 

If you are planning on detecting alone, make sure you obtain permission for detecting from the landowner. You need to have consent from a landowner before you begin to detect – and some areas require permits for metal detecting. 

If you’re looking for a metal detector for beginners, look no further than Regton. We have a wide range of handheld metal detectors and accessories for you to start your detecting journey. 

Metal Detecting Tools: Make The Most Of Your Rallies!

If you want to know how to make the most of your rallies, our latest blog details what metal detecting tools are and how they can benefit you! Whether you’re a beginner to the metal detecting world, or you’ve been attending rallies for years, we have some top tips about tools that can help you!

What Are Metal Detecting Tools?

Metal detecting tools are extra accessories that make finding easier and more exciting. Most tools are portable and easy to store in a tool box or your favourite bag. We have some examples of tools and how they can help you.

  1. Metal Detector Headphones

Metal detector headphones are essential when you are hunting. They will cancel our sounds around you and ensure you are not missing any finds. You will also get privacy with these.

  1. Trowels and Diggers

Having the right metal detecting tools is key. With digging tools, ideally something that can dig deep holes with a small diameter works well – making filling holes back up easy.

  1. Metal Detecting Pouches and Bags

Finding a pouch or a bag to store your finds is important. You don’t want to lose your finds on site after spending the time and care to gather them!

  1. Metal Detecting Gloves

Metal detecting gloves can prevent you from cuts, abrasions, dirt and more! Finding the right pair of metal detecting gloves will keep you safe and clean. We recommend gloves with secure fitting. 

If you’re looking for metal detecting tools, Regton has got you covered. We stock a wide range of products including metal detecting gloves, trowels, headphones, pouches and more! Take a look at our range on our website.

How To Clean Found Coins

coin cleaning kit

If you’ve had the chance to go beach metal detecting this summer, chances are you’ve had your sand scoop to hand and managed to get yourself some great finds – potentially some coins. If you’re looking on how to clean and store them, we have provided a guide for you!

Certain coins may have been buried for tens or even hundreds of years, building up grime and dirt that isn’t easy to remove. As long as they are not artefacts, cleaning these items can be easy and done with either household items or a specialist coin cleaning kit.

Disclaimer- Please attempt to identify the find/coin BEFORE cleaning anything. If you have something rare, cleaning the coin is strongly not advised as it can damage the surface (and the value) dramatically. Always get as much information about the find as you can before picking up the toothbrush and cleaning pencils, and in extreme cases, seek the advice of a preservation specialist. 

Household Products For Coin Cleaning

Household products can sometimes be harsh on your metal detecting finds, especially on older finds that could easily corrode. If you’re using something typically found in your cleaning supplies, we would recommend using more gentle products and scrubbing lightly.

For your household products, we recommend soaking the coins in distilled water. Place your coins in a bowl of distilled water and leave for a few hours to let the surface grime soak. Once ready, take a nail brush or a toothbrush and some running water and gently wipe over the coins, removing as much dirt as possible. After the coins are clean, place them in a dry box (a Tupperware container lined with tissue paper) and leave them to dry out for a few days. You can also put in silica gel to draw out the moisture, but don’t let it touch your coins. After a few days of patience, you can remove them and coat them in Renaissance wax to seal the coin and give it a nice polished look. Alternatively, put it inside an airtight coin capsule to stop further corrosion and slow down the toning process.

You may have found a silver coin and thought it feels a little bit too delicate to clean using the methods above, so I will go over a little trick I learned a while back. Usually silver coins tend to tone/ tarnish to a black colour, which is hydrogen sulphide, and can occur when silver is exposed to a lot of moisture and humidity. To remove this black coating, get some aluminium foil from the kitchen and tear a small section off. Place the coin in the aluminium foil and (here me out) apply some of your saliva directly onto the coin and foil. Then, fold the foil around the coin and rub gently. You may feel the foil getting very hot and smelling of rotten eggs, which is a sign the process is working. After a minute or two when the reaction dies down, open the foil and repeat until you have removed as much hydrogen sulphide as you wish. 

Creating Your Coin Cleaner Kit

You can also use or create a coin cleaning kit to polish your finds. Using a specialist coin cleaning fluid will get your coins shiny. Submerge your coins into the fluid for 10-15 minutes. Once the coins are clean, rinse any excess fluid off using your tap. You can also use microwax for cleaning coins or cleaning pencils to remove any hard-to-get grime. 

If you have a barrelling or coin cleaning machine, ensure you buy the appropriate products for it before utilising this process. Coin cleaning fluid for these machines is purchasable, however be sure to check the fine print before purchasing to ensure you have the right solution for your needs. .

Regton supplies a range of sand scoops for beach detecting, along with all the products to make up your perfect coin cleaning kit. Be sure to check out our accessories for cleaning and storage here

Best Metal Detectors For The Beach

The summer season might be coming to an end, but there is never a better time to head on down to our coasts for some beach metal detecting! We have provided an extensive guide on the UK’s best beach metal detectors, ready to help you score some great finds!

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What should I look for in a beach metal detector?

Features of a metal detector for the beach are definitely key. Consider transportability and other features before your purchase. If you are considering detecting on the wet part of the beach, a waterproof metal detector may be beneficial. Detecting the beach can present you with a variety of different finds!

You will possibly have a metal detector in mind already for beach detecting, but if you don’t, researching the benefits of each brand will help enable your decision. There’s no one-size-fits-all with metal detecting, especially beach detecting so finding what suits you best is key.

What are the best metal detectors for the beach?

There are two main (optimal) types of detectors for beach detecting – pulse induction and multi-frequency. Technology of both of these features can be beneficial for beach detecting. Pulse Induction (PI) detectors are used to maximise your depth when detecting on a beach as they’re not so affected by minerals in the ground, so they’re great for beach metal detecting. This seems like the ultimate detector, right? Unfortunately PI machines do not have the ability to discriminate between ferrous and non-ferrous targets very well. This is why you don’t see them typically used in land- there are VLF detectors that can discriminate much more efficiently.

Simultaneous Multi-Frequency (SMF, Multi-flex or FMF) detectors have excellent detection depth, with an ability to reject iron targets as well as other rubbish if required. This means you can sift through beaches without finding too many junk items. They are great on mineralized environments such as wet sand environments both in the water & also on dry sand/inland.

What is the benefit of tailoring my detector to the beach?

Enhanced performance, iron rejection and weatherproofing are all key in beach metal detecting. A water/weatherproof metal detector is beneficial to beach detecting as you will have access to wider areas on the beach which then enables you to detect freely without the worry of dropping your metal detector in the water.

Regton offers a range of beach metal detectors, including weatherproof & waterproof metal detectors, on our website. To get started on your beach detecting journey, find our products here.

Can I Metal Detect On The Beach?

As the weather has brightened up and we are heading towards the winter storms, you might be wondering… Can I metal detect on the beach? The short answer is yes, but like most detecting spots, there are some rules and regulations you need to consider before you get out to the beach. 

Metal Detecting On Beaches

The Crown Estate does not own every beach – so you need to make sure that you get the right kind of permission before you start your beach metal detecting adventures. Check beforehand what beaches your permission gives you, and also the kind of beach you are planning to attend.

Crown Estates

Anybody wishing to carry out metal detecting on our foreshore is granted a permissive right from The Crown Estate; this permissive right does not apply to the seabed, riverbeds or any other Crown Estate land. For more information about the crown estate, please click here.

On beaches not owned by The Crown Estate, you should contact the relevant council or trust first and seek permission to detect on their land. In most cases, this should be acceptable – but it is always good to contact who is relevant first.

There may be council or trust owned beaches where metal detecting on beaches is not acceptable – not necessarily because of the metal detector itself, but because of digging rules. A short search or phone call should be able to clarify if digging is permitted on the beach before you travel.

What Will I Need For Beach Detecting?

Beach metal detecting can differ from land detecting due to the fine texture of sand and the ocean. It’s important to check the kind of detector you have before you set off. A waterproof metal detector would be most beneficial for the beach to reduce the limits of where you can detect. 

We recommend a metal beach spade or equivalent digging equipment to dig your finds. Ensure that your spade or trowel is suitable for sand, so you can easily access any finds. Don’t forget to bring a finds pouch or somewhere to store your new finds! 

Regton offers a wide range of waterproof metal detectors, metal beach spades and other items suitable for beach metal detecting. Please take a look at our product range here