Shotgun slugs for self defense... Maybe I'm missing something but I don't get it. Winchester has a 12 ga load that uses a 1oz slug along with three 00B pellets. They call it PDX1 Defender. I'd think a slug would be a real man-stopper so why the three 00B pellets? If you miss with the slug are you supposed to count on one, maybe two 00B pellet/s to stop the BG, and what about that slug? What might it hit? Win also makes a PDX1 load using a segmenting slug, no buckshot. It's also marketed as being for SD. Again, I don't get it. I guess if you had a shotgun and you had to make a long shot a slug would be the logical choice. I must admit I keep a few slugs handy just for that unlikely scenario. My shotgun is loaded with #4B most of the time. (I do keep some larger shot close at hand, just in case). My hope being that stray #4B pellets won't be as dangerous out at 100+ yd like a stray slug could be. I see a SD shotgun as a close range tool. IMHO slugs are not for close range.... Just my opinion. ... YMMV ... What's in your shotgun? .