WINCHESTER PDX-1 DEFENDER 12-GAUGE ROUNDS
The hull is flat black plastic, while the high-base head is finished in a dull black oxide. The overall effect transmits a certain sinister seriousness. You can tell this round is going to be bad news downrange at a glance.
The primary payload is a 1-ounce rifled slug. Most slug loads stop there. The PDX-1 Defender, however, also packs three 00 plated buckshot atop the slug, nestled within Grex buffering material. A variation on the Revolutionary War-era buck-and-ball load, the end result is the finest defensive shotgun round ever produced.
The slug tracks to the point of aim and carries just as much horsepower as might any 1-ounce slug load. The three plated buckshot disperse enough to compensate for aiming errors in high-stress situations. The shot pattern stays tight through most typical defensive shotguns and flies at around 1,150 fps.
None of us ever wants to use our defensive firearms for real.
The legal, spiritual and moral baggage associated with such stuff is better left unmolested. However, if you ever do pick up your defensive shotgun in anger, you don’t want the fight to last long. Nothing stops the conflict faster than the Winchester
PDX-1 Defender 12-gauge round.