380 Auto Winchester PDX1 95 gr  JHP

.380 ACP Winchester PDX1 95-grain JHP

Looking for a great defensive load for your pocket .380? Look no further.

By Richard Mann (RSS)
December 20, 2011

Winchester’s PDX1 line of ammunition is getting good reviews. This is mostly because it is well designed, especially if you like bullets that retain all their weight and expand widely. With a muzzle velocity of around 850 fps, this load is fairly controllable from super-compact .380 ACP handguns. What’s more, it penetrates to almost 10 inches in 10-percent ordnance gelatin. It should also perform well even after passing through heavy clothing thanks to the PDX1 bullet design.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.380 ACP Winchester PDX1 95-grain JHP 860 9.75 0.59 95

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3 Responses to .380 ACP Winchester PDX1 95-grain JHP

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  2. Charles says:

    Ive been carrying hydrashocks in my LCP for over a year now. Recently I’ve read good reviews about this pxd1 round. At the range I could not feel any significant increase in recoil when compared to hydrashocks. Great when you see how large the round expands and I like a heavier round when possible.

    • Charles L. W. says:

      I agree. I carried 90gr hydrashocks exclusively since I purchased my LCP. And I field tested both rounds. Hydras vs pdx1s. I could not tell any difference in perceived recoil. I wanted a heavier load than the typical 90 grain and less than 102 grain since these pocket .380 acp guns have a limited barrel length. And since the pdx1 round is going faster than my old carry load and it is slightly heavier also I see no downside. Now I’d be very interested in seeing any test result to see it terminal effectiveness. Good work guys.

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