Winchester PDX1 12-Gauge Ammo – Winchester's Innovative Home and Personal Defense Load
Winchester PDX1 12-Gauge Ammo
The 12-gauge PDX1 Defender ammunition features a distinctive black hull" black oxide high-base head and 3 pellets of Grex buffered 00 plated buckshot nested on top of a 1 oz rifled slug. The result is the ideal" tight patterning personal defense load. The slug/buckshot combination provides optimum performance at short and long ranges.
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.