“Not Built for Safe Queens”

By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Created for a SOCOM Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) competition, the Maxim Defense PDX debuted at the SHOT show in 2019.  The PDX is chambered for 5.56, 300 BLK and for 7.62×39.  This compact pistol, measuring just 18.75 inches, is a lot of firepower in a sub-compact package.


The SCW (Sub-Compact Weapon) stock is built for real-world use.  No buttons to push, just pull the stock and deploy.  At its most collapsed position, the SCW stock has the shortest overall length of any PDW, adding only 4 inches to your AR15.  At full extension, the Maxim SCW stock reaches 8.8 inches.  It has 5 positions that you can adjust for maximum comfort and multiple scenarios.  Rapid deployment, purpose driven materials, extended cheek weld, a proprietary, integrated buffer-carrier with adjustable buffer weights, and a MILSPEC bolt that easily installs on MILSPEC AR15 lowers, all provide the functionality you need.  The Maxim Defense SCW Stock is simply the shortest, most thought out, versatile, and durable SCW stock on the market.   Did I also mention it’s available as a stock or pistol brace to suit your needs?


The bolt carrier group’s unique design is the main reason for the PDX’s reliability: adjustable weights seated inside the carrier, create dependable cycling in this short barrel pistol.  The 5.5-inch barrel mounted on the PDX™ has an accuracy of 2 MOA, and it’s equipped with the newly invented Maxim HATEBRAKE™ muzzle booster.  This patent-pending device significantly reduces recoil, decreases the flash signature, pushes gasses and concussion wave downrange away from the operator, and improves overall performance in short barrel pistols and rifles.


Type: Direct Impingement Semi-Automatic Pistol

Caliber: 5.56, 300 BLK, and 7.62×39

Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds

Sights: Picatinny Rail

Barrel Length: 5.5 Inches.

Overall Length: 18.75 Inches

Weight: (Empty) 5 pounds 11 Ounces

MSRP: $2,295

URL: www.maximdefense.com


An incredible, hard-hitting pistol in a compact package.  The PDX was created for Special Operations Tier 1 operators, so it can handle anything you put it through.  Definitely something to add to your collection.

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at polizei22@msn.com