Winchester Adds Innovative Slug to Renowned PDX1 Defender Line

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posted on January 23, 2012
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Consumers have quickly learned to trust the threat-stopping performance PDX1 Defender ammunition and in 2012, Winchester continues to innovate with the addition of the Segmenting Slug to the PDX1 Defender line. The uniquely designed slug segments into three pieces when fired into FBI protocol barriers such as bare, light cloth and heavy cloth covered ballistic gelatin.

"Personal defense situations mean that lives are on the line and we want to continue to provide effective ammunition to responsible gun owners," said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing and sales. "The addition of the Segmenting Slug to the PDX1 Defender line cements Winchester as an industry leader in ammunition for personal defense."

The PDX1 Defender Segmenting Slug combines all of the advantages of a slug and buckshot, while eliminating the need for two different rounds. This greatly simplifies the shotgun platform, allowing one round to be used for all situations. The round is designed to compensate for aim error over traditional slugs. Upon impact, the slug segments into three equal projectiles – delivering greater knock-down power than traditional buck shot loads, improving aim error and reducing the chance of stray projectiles in confined spaces.

PDX1 Defender Segmenting Slug specifications:

Gauge Length of Shell Slug Weight Velocity
12 2 3/4" 1 oz. 1600 fps

To learn more about the PDX1 Defender Segmenting Slug, visit Winchester.com.


With a heritage dating back to 1866, the Winchester brand was there for the taming of the American West, the Allied Forces' victory in World War II and through the years, millions of fond memories made in the great outdoors. Known as The American Legend, Winchester Ammunition is a global leader in sporting, law enforcement, military and personal defense ammunition production.

Winchester continues to raise the bar with new products like Blind Side waterfowl PDX1 Defender™ personal defense ammunition.

For more, visit Winchester.com, or connect with The American Legend on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterAmmunition.

We first reported on the latest addition to the PDX1 line while at the SHOW Show. You can read that entry here.

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