20rds - 40 S&W Winchester Supreme Elite 180gr. Bonded PDX Ammo


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  • 5 Review(s)
  • Manufacturer Winchester Ammunition
  • Condition New
  • Bullet Weight 180 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 S40SWPDB1
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 1000
  • UPC Barcode 020892217874
  • Cost Per Round $1.20/ppr

Winchester Ammunition 180 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

This is 40 S&W Winchester Supreme Elite 180gr. 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 180 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 180gr. Bonded PDX Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 40 S&W Winchester Supreme Elite 180gr. 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 180gr. Bonded PDX Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 15 16.7 17.5 17.6 18.3
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.65 0.66 0.67 0.68 0.7
Expanded Weight (gr.) 162 172.5 179.7 179.7 179.9
Bullet Velocity (fps) 963 970 972 992 999
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by WRR

    The PDX1 is a great bullet. It has the roots of the Black Talon/SXT, yet it's a bonded bullet meant to penetrate. The only other bullet that comes close to it is the Ranger T-Series.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Paul Gorski

    2 years later and I'm STILL using this ammunition for personal defense. Ive tried all other sorts and keep finding that this is the best personal defense round out there. AMAZING product

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by PAUL GORSKI

    Probably the best personal protection round out there. If the FBI trusts it why shouldn't I? Shoots GREAT out of my Glock 23!

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by M. Blakely

    This ammo is great!! Shoots perfectly out of my Taurus 740 Slim. Has great expansion and not a lot of recoil.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by STEVE TIMOSHUK

    Currently some of the best ammo I've shot compared to other high quality rounds. More consistant than the RA40T (Ranger T-series non-bonded).. I use both loads in my gun, one is better for penetrating barriers (bonded) and the other is better at taking out people if needed (Ranger T-series), but both would be adequate to put someone down and i would trust either round, just the bonded bullet is going to penetrate a bit deeper, as long as you don't have jacket separation, which is very uncommon with the T-series i have found. Same thing as the Ranger Bonded (RA40B) i believe just packaged different for "civilians" so it costs 2 times the price.

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