Gene Knight with Kellyco here again to talk about our newest addition to our product line- Makro Metal Detectors. So it seems I'm coming a little late to the Makro Racer 2 party. There is definitely a lot of information out there concerning this unit, which I think is great for the consumer. There’s also plenty of awesome field test videos by experienced users in all types of environments out there using this machine. Anyone who is a little savvy on the internet can find out all they need to know about the Makro Racer 2, but I am here to give you my take on it.

I've had the opportunity to use the Makro Racer 2 Metal Detector a few times now with varying degrees of success and I definitely like the machine. I like the comfort and ease of use. The way they have it set up with the battery compartment up underneath your elbow really helps with weight distribution. I like how the controls are all right there at your thumb. I am right-handed, so it all worked out well for me but I think for a left-handed person it could become fairly uncomfortable to start but you’d get used to it. Nokta, which is Makro's sister company, has been known to make machines specific for left-handed users, so if they got enough requests for it they quite possibly might deliver on it.

The Makro Racer 2 has that sleek design that you see most of the other manufacturers going towards which seems to be pleasing to the end-user. The Racer 2 is very feature rich with five search modes (All Metal, Beach, Deep Mode (DEP), Three Tone, Two Tone). It also features Frequency Shift, LED Flashlight, Notch Filter, Magnetic Mineralization Indicator and Audio Tone. The Audio Tone allows you to change the target warning tone and the threshold sound according to your preference which I really like. The toggle switch located at the top of the handle below the control housing makes pinpointing and ground balancing super easy.

At a frequency of 14 kHz and with multiple coils to choose from the Racer 2 is extremely versatile in many different applications. It's light and very easy to operate, but it's definitely a machine that someone can grow into as well. For the detectorist who is new to this great hobby of metal detecting and wants to purchase a machine, but is looking for something that they can grow into and not have to upgrade in a year then Makro Racer 2 is a great choice. This machine is also a good for the experienced detectorists looking to add a light, nimble coin shooter or relic hunter to his or her collection.

So, whether you're looking to do club hunts, coin shoot your local park, or search for rings and jewelry on the beach the Makro Racer 2 is an awesome metal detector that won't break the bank. Make sure to check out the Makro Racer 2 Pro Pack and standard Makro Racer which are all great alternatives.