At the Range with the Winchester PDX1 Defender

At the Range with the Winchester PDX1 Defender

If you own a shotgun for home defense, you're probably keenly aware of the pros and cons of various loads. Buckshot is less apt to over-penetrate your intended target, but depending on several factors, it can be difficult to predict just how much your pattern will spread at a given distance. This can make registering a precise hit somewhat difficult.

Slugs, on the other hand, tend to be very accurate, which makes hitting your target relatively easy, but over-penetration is a serious concern. This makes the slug an unlikely choice for home defense. Some choose birdshot as a defensive load, while others contend that birdshot is insufficient for personal protection. Fortunately, thanks to Winchester, selecting an appropriate home defense load for your 12 gauge shotgun just got easier.

The Winchester PDX1 Defender segmenting slug affords the shooter the accuracy of a traditional slug, without the inherent likelihood of over penetration.  The PDX1 is a 12-gauge, 2¾-inch, 1-ounce slug that travels at 1,600 feet per second. What sets this load apart is that it is specifically designed to separate into three 135- to 150-grain segments upon impact. The result is tremendous energy transfer to the target with less risk of over-penetration. And as you can see, it makes short work of watermelon€¦

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