Last night Matt (DK Configuration) and I were looking at some Libra Snail information, and I finally took a hard look at the photo below.
I received this photo from another collector about 5 years ago who found it somewhere on the internet. I had saved it with my other SNAIL information, and thought it was interesting that the signs were in Russian and that the store seemed to be selling Snail cartridges and cellphones. I know a lot more about Snail cartridges now and the first thing that struck me about the photo was that these loads were not like any Snail cartridges I had seen. The bullet shape is somewhat different (at least the yellow, red and blue bullets), and some are loaded is steel cases!!!
The second thing that struck me was that the printed material had a “T” logo instead of the Libra “L” logo and the words “Libra” and “Snail” did not appear!!!
We went on a google search and the term “Luger Tacko” turned up an article that mentioned the Tasko Corporation in the Ukraine (5/2B Yaroslavska Strasse, 04071 Kiyev) and also mentioned they offer “and 9-mm high penetration cartridges Luger Tacko” I later found their website [tasko.net.ua] Which says they make 9x19mm with a lead core bullet.
It sure looks like Tasko was producing a copy of the Snail bullet, or perhaps loading Snail bullets they bought from Libra.
The more I look at the display I think it may be from some kind of trade show, but why the cellphones in the same display-though the printed material for both is similar!
Can anyone tell us more about this company and their ammo production???
What headstamp do they have on their ammunition???
Has anyone ever seen, or seen other references to their “high penetration cartridges Luger Tacko”???
Can anyone tell me where the photo above was taken???
I wish I had looked harder at the photo when I got it five years ago.
Any help/advise/information appreciated.