20rds - 40 S&W Winchester Supreme Elite 165gr. Bonded PDX Ammo


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  • 3 Review(s)
  • Manufacturer Winchester Ammunition
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 165 Grain
  • Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type Self Defense
  • Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity 20
  • Ammo Caliber 40 Smith & Wesson
  • Manufacturer SKU S40SWPDB
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 1140
  • Muzzle Energy 476
  • UPC Barcode 020892217850
  • Cost Per Round $1.25/ppr

Winchester Ammunition 165 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This is 40 S&W Winchester Supreme Elite 165gr. PDX Ammo.The new Winchester Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1, which was chosen by the FBI 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 proprietary bonding process welds lead and jacket together to work as a unit controlling expansion and providing superior retained weight.  Upon impact the hollow point expands to 1.5 times the size of the original bullet diameter—maximizing the threat stopping power. The jacket has been notched into six segments to help promote positive, consistent and programmed expansion at a variety of impact velocities. The ammunition has a nickel plated shellcase helping ensure positive gun function through smooth chambering and shellcase ejection. This ammo is packed in 20rd. boxes.

Ballistic Gel Testing


In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 40 Smith & Wesson 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 40 Smith & Wesson ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a S&W M&P40c with a 3.5-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 40 Smith & Wesson 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 165 Grain 40 Smith & Wesson ammunition fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 40 S&W Winchester Supreme Elite 165gr. Bonded PDX Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 40 S&W Winchester Supreme Elite 165gr. Bonded PDX Ammo

How do the results for this Winchester Ammunition 40 Smith & Wesson compare to other 40 S&W?

20rds - 40 S&W Winchester Supreme Elite 165gr. Bonded PDX Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 15.6 15.9 16 17 17.7
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.66 0.67 0.71 0.73 0.8
Expanded Weight (gr.) 158.5 163.3 163.7 163.7 163.7
Bullet Velocity (fps) 1048 1063 1074 1074 1085
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by SAM DUNBAR

    This is a excellent duty round for Law Enforcement, or a Personal defense round. Hard hitting and great expansion.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by DAVID DONCHESS

    So far this is my favorite round other than the 180 gr variety of this round. It has great penetration and expands reliably. It's firm on recoil and worth the price if you can't find ranger bonded packs.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Sergio Montesino Sr

    I just received my ammo in both .40 and 9mm...the the .40 ammo were in excellent condition, but the 9mm rounds had stained green looking mildew on actual bullets. I just hope this matter can be resolved and my future order of 9mm ammo will arrive in better condition. I would expect more being they are Winchester Supreme Elite PDX1 ammo at $20 a box. Again the .40 ammo was EXCELLENT it's the 9mm that need to be better packaged or stored.

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