The Winchester Repeating Arms Company was founded by Oliver Winchester in 1866. Since the company's inception, it has been a leading designer of innovative arms ammunition, responsible for some of the world's most popular cartridges, including the .50 BMG and the .308 Winchester. Today, the highly-innovative Winchester PDX1 12-gauge shotgun shell is our primary focus.
Winchester PDX1 12-gauge ammo is a product from the Winchester Supreme Elite line. It is sold by the box, each of which contains ten shotshells. Winchester ammunition is manufactured in the United States by the Olin Corporation at the Winchester Centerfire Operations Facility in Oxford, Mississippi.
As noted, each box of Winchester PDX1 12-gauge ammunition contains 10 shotshells. These, however, are not just any shotshells. Featuring a distinctive black hull and a black oxide high-base head, each shell is packed with 3 pellets of Grex® buffered double-aught (00) plated buckshot. Underneath that you will find a 1oz rifled slug. The idea behind this personal defense load is that the Grex® buffering provides for tighter groupings, the buckshot provides for massive shock and compensation for aim error and the rifled slug provides for heavy penetration and stopping power. This combination gives you the edge you need in any life-threatening situation at an unbelievable muzzle velocity of 1,150 fps.
Ordinarily, I would ask you to try a box out while assuring your satisfaction. But as this is a home and personal defense load, I sincerely hope you never have to actually use it. But as Winchester is one of America's most reliable, trusted brands, you can rest easy knowing that your Winchester PDX1 12-gauge ammo will perform if called upon. Pick up a box today for only $13.55.
|Shell Length||2.75 Inch|
|Restrictions||Age - 18+|
|Rounds Per Box||10|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|
The PDX1 12 ga ammo I have is what I keep in my tactical shotgun. It is not constructed the way they are described. Mine have 3 copper colored discs underneath 6 buckshot. I can say that they were fine in the 3 disc configuration but maybe someone else did not think so. I could see where a slug may have better knockdown power without a doubt but the 3 disc would also cause quite a bit of damage to whatever it hit. This is the first time I have ever reviewed a item to state differences in the ones I have as opposed to the ones available for purchase. It's a mystery to me. My ratings are based on the PDX 1 I have. I do have some German shells that are like your description and they have good knockdown stay down power with the slug and buckshot.