Hey folks! Brand new to the world of metal detecting. I live in NH, about 10 minutes from the beaches. Just purchased a Garrett ATX (arriving tomorrow) and looking forward to hitting some beaches and maybe finding some locals to show me the ropes. Heading to the Gulf Coast of Florida in a couple of days, I guess that's where I'll cut my teeth with this thing. Total history buff so once I get into this hobby, I'll be looking to hit some civil war battle fields or encampment areas. Not sure how to go about that, but I'll figure it out!