Winchester is proud to offer a complete line of centerfire handgun cartridges which are designed to provide you the ultimate protection in the form of a defensive cartridge. The Defender line begins with a nickel coated brass case which helps to ensure that feeding is reliable even in stubborn magazines and chambers. Next the cartridge is loaded with a proprietary mix of ball propellant that is clean burning and flash suppressed for shooting in low light conditions. A quality Winchester primer is used for consistent ignition giving you piece of mind when pulling the trigger. Finally the cherry on top is the Bonded Winchester Defender projectile. This modern take on projectile design allows for the core and jacket to be “welded” together in a proprietary process which yields higher weight retention and performance when compared to non bonded projectiles. When the shot counts, count on Winchester Defender.
Winchester Defender Bonded Elite Defensive Ammunition Specifications and Features:
.40 Smith & Wesson
180 Grain Bonded Jacketed Hollow Point Projectile
Proprietary Bonding Process
Brass Cased (Nickel Coated)
Non-Corrosive Powder/Primers (Low Flash Design)
Made in the USA
Muzzle Velocity 1025fps
Muzzle Energy 420 ft/lbs
Test Barrel Length 4″
Uses: Personal Protection and Self Defense
200 Round Case
As of the 2022 Winchester catalog Winchester is going through a packaging change from PDX1 Defender to Defender, you may receive either box with your order however the ammunition inside the box is the same.