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New Rad Shorties: The Maxim Defense PDX

You read that right, and we're just as surprised as the rest of you–Maxim Defense, purveyors of PDW stocks and braces has broken into the rifle market. And of course, it's with some shorties.

Most compelling to us is that the Maxim PDX will be available in 7.62×39, a caliber exceedingly hard to make run in an AR format and with the further difficulty of making it a stubby. Sub 19-inches overall and sub 5-pounds? Sign us up. Of course, with both 5.56 and 7.62×39 offerings we can't inagine 300blk will be too far behind.

We can't wait to get hands on with one. Stay tuned.

Here's what Maxim Defense tells us:

St Cloud, MN – Maxim Defense, the premiere manufacturer in PDW-stocks, pistol braces, and accessories, is unveiling it's newly-designed PDX™ in 7.62x39mm and 5.56 NATO calibers at SHOT Show 2019 in both SBR and Pistol formats.

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

Other specifications include:

Calibers: 7.62x39mm and 5.56 NATO
Barrel Length: 5.5”
Colors: Black or Arid
Overall 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)  

Maxim Defense is a proud sponsor of the 14th Annual SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range (lane SR-42) and is offering live fire demos of the PDX™ in 7.62x39mm and 5.56 NATO, as well as other weapon systems outfitted with Maxim's products. Additionally, Maxim will be an attendee demoing the PDX™ and other products at the Wilcox invite only range day on Monday January 21st

Visit Maxim Defense at booths #1857 Downstairs and #30010 Upstairs to get a first look at the PDX™ and all of Maxim's products.

To learn more about Maxim Defense, please visit us at


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