Coming in March 2010 from Winchester will be their new Supreme Elite PDX1 line of defensive ammo, which will feature multiple projectile loads in .410 and 12 gauge. From the press release:
Highly effective in both shotguns and 410 compatible handguns, the PDX1 in 410 gauge features a distinctive black hull and black oxide high-base head and combines three plated Defense Disc™ projectiles and 12 pellets of plated BB shot. The result is the ideal personal protection load for short range engagement with the performance needed to stop threats. This load is also suitable for varmint hunting and pest control. Designed for use in the Taurus Judge, this new personal defense round provides maximum protection at close range.
If you’re wondering what a “Defense Disc” projectile is like I was, don’t worry, Winchester was kind enough to provide us with a picture of the new round.
I’ll be interested to try this out once it hits shelves in March; I’ve got a couple of “defensive” .410 shotguns in the house that are currently loaded with more traditional buckshot.
No promotional consideration or compensation of any type was provided by Winchester.