Minnesota-based Maxim Defense have announced the launch of their new compact personal defence weapon, the PDX. The PDX will be available as both a short barrelled rifle and as a pistol with a brace. The PDX will be available in two chamberings, 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm.
Maxim Defense explain that the PDX was born from the recent SOCOM PDW solicitation and as such is “designed to handle the fierce demands of the Tier-1 community.” The PDX has a 5.5 inch barrel and is available in black and FDE. It has an overall length of 18.7 inches and weighs in at 5 lbs 11 ounces unloaded. The carbine also comes with Maxim Defense’s own HATEBREAK muzzle booster.
Here’s what Maxim Defense had to say about their new PDW:
The PDX™ dominates in close quarter encounters and achieves maximum energy on target without sacrificing accuracy at distance. At just 18.75″ in overall length and 5 lbs 11oz. in weight, the PDX™ is the ultimate choice for when concealment and personal defense is non-negotiable.
At the heart of the PDX™ is our newly developed Maxim SCW™ stock system. This patent-pending design cuts down the length of the stock from the 7” collapsed length of a GI M4 stock to only 4.” Additionally, it features an integrated BCG with interchangeable buffer weights to give you the flexibility to maximize performance and versatility without sacrificing functionality or form.
The PDX™ is equipped with a newly invented Maxim HATEBRAKE™ Muzzle Booster. This patent-pending device significantly reduces recoil, decreases the flash signature, pushes gasses and concussion waves downrange away from the shooter, improving overall experience with short-barrel pistols and rifles.
Maxim Defense also shared a short video of the PDX in action on their facebook page:
Maxim Defense will be at SHOT 2019 and are a sponsor for this year’s industry range day. The PDX will have an MSRP of $2,299, pre-orders will start to be taken on 21 January with Maxim Defense hoping to begin shipping in April, you can find out more here. Check out our SHOT Show look at the PDX here.