WINCHESTER’s Full Line of Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1 Ammo

WINCHESTER’s Full Line of Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1 ammunition is the FBI’s primary service round.

The new Winchester® Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1™, which was chosen by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as their primary service round, is now available in a full line of popular handgun calibers. The Bonded PDX1 is engineered to maximize terminal ballistics, as defined by the demanding FBI test protocol, which simulates real-world threats. The new Winchester Bonded PDX1 is offered in 9mm, 40 Smith & Wesson, 45 automatic and .38 special.

Winchester Bonded PDX1 technology is superior to competitive personal protection loads with features that include:

– Proprietary bonding process-Welds lead and jacket together to work as a unit controlling expansion and providing superior retained weight.

– Hollow point-Works with the bonding process for outstanding performance through tough barriers and impact velocities/ranges.

– Jacket notching-Six segments help promote positive, consistent and programmed expansion at a variety of impact velocities.

– Copper alloy jacket-Contoured for maximum upset over a wide range of velocities/ranges.

– Nickel plated shellcase-Helps ensure positive gun function through smooth chambering and shellcase ejection.

Symbol / Line / Grain / Jacket
S9MMPDB / 9mm Luger +P / 124g / JHP Bonded
S9MMPDB1 / 9mm Luger / 147g / JHP Bonded
S40SWPDB / 40 S&W / 165g / JHP Bonded
S40SWPDB1 / 40 S&W / 180g / JHP Bonded
S45PDB / 45 Auto / 230g / JHP Bonded
S38PDB / 38 Special +P / 130g / JHP Bonded

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  • CorruptionInColumbia

    The .38 Special +P offering produced very dismal results not once, but twice, in sim-test media in tests conducted by tnoutdoors9 on Youtube. Based on his results, I would be very hesitant to purchase this ammo.

  • Jack

    What’s the difference between the so-called LEO “Ranger” ammo and any other “dum-dum”.45ACP? Take a look at the Fiocchi .45 ACP 200JHP. It also splats out to .50″ without losing any material.

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  • Rich

    Oh and I also did some checking around and it seems that the new Winchester PDX1 round is a bonded round that utilizes the Winchester reverse-taper jacket….which is exactly what the Talon round is and is the same round the F.B.I. has chosen. On all the reports I have seen including testing done by the N.R.A. the only difference between a box of the PDX1 rounds that the F.B.I. or other law enforcement agencies get and the PDX1’s being sold to regular citizens is the L.E. boxes are 50 rounds/box and they come in a plain white box, ours has a cool box design and only 20 rounds/box.

  • Rich

    This is for John Carp. I can’t say anything about the new bonded rounds for sure but as far as the Talon rounds, with all due respect for you being a “firearms instructor” you need to make sure you know what you are talking about before you spout something as “fact” I carry the Winchester Ranger SXT LEO in my Beretta 92 and they are Talon rounds. The full name of the round is “Winchester Ranger LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY 147 GR. SXT and the part number is “RA9T” The “T” at the end of Winchesters part number of course stands for Talon. And just because Winchester markets them as law enforment only there are no laws on the books that says it’s illegal to purchase and use this ammo if you are a normal everyday citizen. Now yes there are other Ranger rounds out there that are not Talon rounds, but that’s not Winchester being dishonest or shadey, it just means that the consumer has to be educated in different types of ammo and know what he or she is buying.

  • John Carp

    BTW/ The California Highway Patrol issues the PDX 1 in .38 Special. It is the PDX 1 130 gr.+P.
    This is for back up gun use. The agency issues the Smith & Wesson 4006 and 4006 TSW and currently the low bidder Remington Golden Sabre 180 gr. .40 S&W.

  • John Carp

    Winchester has launched a shady ad campaign,about it’s ammuniton(s) sold to the law abiding citizen.
    They say within their ads that the PDX 1 is THE SAME as the ammunition issued to the F.B.I, just as they said the SXT was the same as the Ranger “T” series. Although the Ranger line is of superative quality and fully tested to F.B.I protocal and then some, their civilian/sporting ammunition is not. I work for and am a firearms instructor for an OGA (worried about Hatch act enforcement) The PDX 1 is NOT what we carry or are issed. We are issued Ranger Bonded ammunition and in some calibers the “T” series. Just tell the truth!

  • LiveFreeOrDie

    Is any agency currently working with this new ammo? If so, what did it replace?