200rds – 38 Special +P Winchester Defender 130gr. PDX1 Bonded JHP Ammo

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  • Manufacturer Winchester Ammunition
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 130 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 200
  • Ammo Caliber 38 Special
  • Pressure +P
  • Manufacturer SKU S38PDB
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 950
  • Muzzle Energy 260
  • Cost Per Round $1.15/ppr

Winchester Ammunition 130 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Winchester’s Defender line of ammunition showcases their PDX1 projectile, a bullet designed to optimize the terminal ballistics called for by the FBI’s exacting test protocol. You can count on this round’s high tech bullet to pass through common urban barriers without shedding a significant amount of its weight, a feat it owes to the proprietary bonding process by which its core has been welded to its jacket. This bullet’s exceptional terminal performance is further assured by the six notches cut into its tough copper alloy jacket, which program it to reliably expand up to one and a half times its initial diameter during penetration.

You can count on this round to perform under any circumstances -- even in the dark. Its propellant is designed to effuse very little light when it burns, which will keep your vision intact after firing your initial shot, and its nickel plated brass casing is shiny enough to facilitate a low light chamber check. Its nickel plating further enhances the casing’s lubricity for smooth cycling in a semi-automatic pistol, and safeguards it from corrosion.

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

We tested this Winchester Ammunition 38 Special ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W 640 with a 2.125-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 17.86-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.508-inches, retaining 99% of the projectile's original weight.

On this page, you'll see video of our tests including photographs that detail the ammunition before/after firing it through a four-layer barrier into gelatin. Also, you'll see how this Winchester Ammunition 38 Special ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 38 Special.

To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.

200rds – 38 Special +P Winchester Defender 130gr. PDX1 Bonded JHP Ammo fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 200rds – 38 Special +P Winchester Defender 130gr. PDX1 Bonded JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 200rds – 38 Special +P Winchester Defender 130gr. PDX1 Bonded JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Winchester Ammunition 38 Special compare to other 38 SPECIAL?

200rds – 38 Special +P Winchester Defender 130gr. PDX1 Bonded JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 14.9 15.1 15.6 16.5 27.2
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.35 0.35 0.6 0.61 0.63
Expanded Weight (gr.) 128.5 128.9 129 129.3 129.6
Bullet Velocity (fps) 817 829 854 856 858
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