Metal Detecting Ammunition: Identify and Determine the Age With Help From Aquachigger

Metal Detecting Ammunition: Identify and Determine the Age With Help From Aquachigger

No matter where you metal detect you are likely to unearth an old bullet or casing. From shotgun headstamps to Civil War Minie Balls, there are ways to help identify the ammunition in question.  Thankfully, I’ve been able to get some insight from Aquachigger who has agreed to share some of his knowledge.  In this…

Metal Detecting Ohio

Metal Detecting Ohio

The history of Ohio is vast, admitted to the Union as the 17th state in 1803 and the first state from what was once known as the Northwest Territory. Like many states, Ohio has had its fair share of trials and tribulations. From Fort Laurens’s involvement in the American Revolutionary War, the battles of the…

Tips and Tricks for Advanced Metal Detecting with the Garrett ACE 400

Tips and Tricks for Advanced Metal Detecting with the Garrett ACE 400

Having used the Garrett ACE 400 metal detector for a few years now alongside my ACE Apex, I have gained a better understanding of the metal detector that is considered a beginner to intermediate-level machine.  I have uncovered some incredible relics and coins other metal detectors have missed and gained a deep understanding of how…

Metal Detecting Gift Guide

Metal Detecting Gift Guide

Whether it’s a holiday or birthday gift, finding just the right present for anyone can become a daunting task.  Here at Focus Speed, we want to make that search a bit easier.  If you are looking for a great gift for someone who is considering trying the hobby or is already an amateur or seasoned…

Garrett ACE Apex: Not Just for Beginner Metal Detecting

Garrett ACE Apex: Not Just for Beginner Metal Detecting

There are many in the world of metal detecting who agree the Garrett ACE Apex is a great machine for detectorists of all levels.  That is an incredibly important feature for a good metal detector to offer. The ACE Apex is a versatile machine for hobbyists who want to give detecting a try and are…

How to Find the History of Property for Better Metal Detecting 

How to Find the History of Property for Better Metal Detecting 

If there is one topic I see more often than not in metal detecting forums and on social media outlets, it is from new detectorists wondering how they can research a property they will be metal detecting. How to learn more about a property you’re metal detecting, how to find who the owners of a…

Garrett Ace Apex: Gypsy Jewels of Zero Discrimination Answers Your Questions

Garrett Ace Apex: Gypsy Jewels of Zero Discrimination Answers Your Questions

The Garrett Ace Apex which was released mid-2020 has become a favorite among metal detecting hobbyists around the world. Lightweight, rechargeable, multi-frequency, and loaded with features not normally found on entry to mid-level machines, the Garrett Ace Apex is the pinnacle of the Ace series which also includes the Ace 200, 300, and 400 models. …

Metal Detecting Small Business Spotlight: BookersGoods on Etsy

Metal Detecting Small Business Spotlight: BookersGoods on Etsy

The hobby of metal detecting has a few necessary tools most detectorists carry along with them on their hunts. Everything from a grass knife and pinpointer to a finds bag, they all serve a purpose for making our time out in the field, parks, and beaches more productive.  Finding the right tools to make our…

Value & History for Metal Detecting the Indian Head Penny

Value & History for Metal Detecting the Indian Head Penny

Indian Head Cent, Indian Head Penny, IHP, IHC, or whatever else you call them it is likely you know one when you see it. The Indian Head Cent is a lovely coin that pre-dates any living being on this planet now, having been produced from the years 1859 through 1909. To some, it is just…