We got an up-close-and-personal look at this shotshell, and pretty much tried to grill the Winchester Ammunition staff on its performance. They had all the right answers and even provided a DVD with high-speed photography on how well it works. Stay tuned....as we find time we'll be putting that up, as well.
In the meantime, here's the company's press release and a look at the innards of this impressive load.
Winchester Ammunition is once again cementing PDX1® Defender™ as the industry's most complete and innovative line of ammunition for personal defense.
Headlining the new PDX1 Defender products in 2012 is the Segmenting Slug™ for 12-gauge shotguns.
The uniquely designed PDX1 Defender Segmenting Slug segments into three pieces when fired into FBI protocol barriers such as bare, light cloth and heavy cloth covered ballistic gelatin. The round combines all of the advantages of a slug and buckshot, while eliminating the need for two different rounds.
With a growing number of gun owners turning to centerfire rifles for personal defense, Winchester Ammunition expands its PDX1 Defender centerfire rifle line with a new 77-grain, .223 Rem cartridge; and for the first time, a .308 Win. round with a revolutionary 120-grain bullet.
Using bullets with innovative Split Core Technology, the rounds are designed to deposit massive energy and rapidly expand without over-penetration. Both loads are ideal for close encounters common to personal defense scenarios and are designed for use in AR/MSR-style rifles.
"Winchester offers the most comprehensive lineup of innovative ammunition for personal defense ... bottom line," said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing and sales. "The Segmenting Slug brings new innovation to personal defense shotgun loads and the Split Core Technology in the PDX1 Defender centerfire rifle round is revolutionary."
Specifications for the new, 2012 Winchester Ammunition PDX1 Defender products include:
ShotshellGauge Length of Shell Slug Weight Velocity12 2 3/4" 1 oz. Segmenting Slug 1600 fpsCenterfire RifleCartridge Bullet Weight Velocity.223 Rem 77 grain* 2500.308 Win 120 grain 2850*Designed for fast twist (1:7" or 1:9") barrels
For more on PDX1 Defender ammunition for personal defense, visit Winchester.com.