Winchester PDX1 Defender 12 Buckshot
Finally got a chance to test fire a box of these out of my Over/Under. Even before I checked the target - based upon my own shoulder I knew I didn't want to be on the wrong side of this load!! It kicks like a mule (at least in my gun), but, it's not too much that everyone in my family couldn't handle it (including my 11 y/o daughter). In a self defense setting - this would be absolutely devestating! (I've even heard of some people hunting some rather large game with this round - close range stalking obviously.)
The only potential concern that I see for anyone is the very realistic possiblity of over-penetration. Know your target & what's behind it!!
January 6, 2012
Very good purchase
Bought these as a gift for my son-in-law just used it to shoot targets. Surprisingly accurate the pattern wasn't to bad 2 of three pellets usually hit 2"-6" from slug one usually hit at or right next to slug. Shot with a 0 choke tube at 15' and the wading would even leave an impression in the plywood. You would diffently do a lot of damage to a intruder even if the intruder was on the other side of a wall. The slug went three a 2x4 and the 3/4" sheet of plywood behind it.
October 21, 2013
Gentle but not too gentle, awesome punch
The first time I racked a shell into my Rem 870 Tactical, it made a sound like all others, just slightly heavier. When used on range, great whollop of a punch. Patterns are tight if u control for kick, keep muzzle pointed tight on target and watch it blow to smitherines. Great control for urban ops training.
October 18, 2012
These are some awesome shotshells!!! I loaded my 12g with these and I feel bad for anyone who wants to try to come into my house without invitation. Beautiful spread pattern that I know will get the job done. Great shells for the money!! Plus black shotshells look really sharp =)
November 2, 2010