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Maxim Defense Launches Limited-Edition COVID-19 PDX

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Maxim Defense Launches Limited-Edition COVID-19 PDX

From the very beginning, we've been following Maxim Defense. They first showed up in our PDW stock buyer's guide back in 2017. It appears they handily won that marathon, but instead of simply sticking to stocks and braces, Maxim Defense jumped fully into the gun game with the Maxim Defense PDX in conjunction with Dr. Phil Dater.

This micro carbine available in 5.56, 300blk, and 7.62×39 (huzzah), and was on the cover of RECOIL #41 and also received the highest honors at SHOT Show 2019 with the Best of Show award.

The folks at Maxim Defense teamed up with John's Sport Center in Pittsburg, Kansas to make a custom-Cerakoted and engraved COVID-19 Maxim Defense PDX.

Hilariously bundled in the box is also a pair of nitrile gloves, an N95 mask, some caution tape, and a short M-RAX rail. We added the Atibal SLR-1 and Surefire XH-35 because frankly, firearms look strange naked.

There will only be 100 COVID-19 Maxim Defense PDX custom-COVID-coated and engraved carbines, ever.

We took the opportunity to make a short video:

Here's what they have to say about it:

Born from the SOCOM PDW solicitation, the Maxim Defense PDX™ is designed to handle the fierce demands of the Tier 1 community.

At just 18.75″ in overall length, the PDX™ delivers groundbreaking power and performance in a subcompact platform.

At the heart of the PDX™ is our Maxim SCW™ stock system. This patent-pending system cuts down the length of the stock to 4″. The integrated BCG with interchangeable buffer weights gives you maximum performance and versatility without sacrificing form and functionality. The PDX uses a Direct Impingement system.

The PDX™ comes equipped with Maxim’s 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.

Caliber: 7.62x39mm
Barrel Length: 5.5”
Color: Kick Virus Ass
Length: 18.75”
Weight (empty): 5 lbs 11 oz
Muzzle device: Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE™ muzzle booster
Stock: Maxim Defense SCW™ stock system
Trigger: ALG Combat Trigger (ACT)

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