200rds – 45 ACP Winchester Defender 230gr. PDX1 Bonded JHP Ammo

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  • Manufacturer Winchester Ammunition
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 230 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 200
  • Ammo Caliber 45 ACP (Auto)
  • Manufacturer SKU S45PDB
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 920
  • Muzzle Energy 432
  • UPC Barcode 020892217904
  • Cost Per Round $1.15/ppr

Winchester Ammunition 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Why even carry a pistol if you’re any less than 100 percent certain that its ammo can keep you safe when you most need it? This 45 ACP round from Winchester’s Defender line of ammunition has a 230 grain PDX1 projectile, the core and jacket of which have been welded together via its manufacturer’s own proprietary bonding process, so it will separate as little as possible as it busts through common urban barriers and penetrates deeply within a threat. The bullet’s hollow point consistently expands up to 1.5 times its original diameter to improve its chance of making mincemeat of vital organs, and the notches in its tip preprograms it to reliably spread out along six predetermined axes. Try this round out for yourself on some ballistic gel and see why its performance won the business of the FBI!

The best bullet in the world is still just a bullet without the right components to complement its performance. This round won’t fail you for having corroded, as its brass casing wears shiny nickel plating. The lubricious casing further guarantees smooth feeding and ejection, so you’ll not be left hanging by a jam during a fight. Winchester’s non-corrosive primer and clean burning propellant will let you train with this case of ammo without having to take pause for a cleaning!

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 45 ACP (Auto) self-defense ammo would perform if called upon in a self-defense scenario, we tested dozens of the best selling hollow points on the market.

We fired five rounds of this Winchester Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a Ruger SR45 with a 4.5-inch barrel. In the photos, graphics and video on this page, you can see specifically how the Winchester Ammunition ammo performed and how it sticks up with the rest of the 45 ACP (Auto) ammo we have tested so far.

To read more about our testing procedures and discover what round makes the best self-defense ammo for you head to this page.

Winchester Ammunition 230 Grain 45 ACP (Auto) ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 200rds – 45 ACP Winchester Defender 230gr. PDX1 Bonded JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 200rds – 45 ACP Winchester Defender 230gr. PDX1 Bonded JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Winchester Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) compare to other 45 ACP?

200rds – 45 ACP Winchester Defender 230gr. PDX1 Bonded JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 14.3 14.8 15.4 16.2 25.4
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.45 0.73 0.73 0.8 0.8
Expanded Weight (gr.) 228.1 228.5 228.9 229.5 230.9
Bullet Velocity (fps) 885 888 893 895 921
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