NEW: Aeroknox 1911 Slide called AX // 01

Aeroknox has released a new 1911 slide which they call AX // 01. Actually, they don’t ship it yet, but they’ve added the slide to their website with a “coming soon” status and pre-ordering possibility. Although being made for an over a century-old pistol design, this slide is not anything classic looking, but rather modern and futuristic. It really changes the way 1911 pistol looks making it more like a handgun from a science fiction movie.

The new Aeroknox slide is machined from a 4340 steel. It is compatible with government size 1911s (5″ barreled and chambered in .45 ACP). The slide also features dovetail cuts for Novak sights. It has rather large rear serrations and similar front ones. There are also smaller and finer serrations on the sides of the slide. According to Aeroknox, the cutouts on the slide are there to help cool the barrel. Personally, I am not a huge fan of dirt and debris windows to the moving parts, but probably that’s a matter of personal preference.

The gun in the picture is also equipped with Aeroknox Stealth Grip Mod2 aluminum grips. I think the slide and these grips make a really nice looking combination.

The preorder price for the slide is $385. That price is for the completely stripped slide. The mentioned Stealth Mod2 grips are also available on their website at $85.

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  • AD

    Movie armorers are going to love it.

    • Ringolevio

      Y’mean like the Hollywood “technical advisors” who must be telling the actors, “Rack the slide whenever you need to show that things are getting really serious”.

  • Giolli Joker

    The age old issue of 1911 barrels melting under rapid fire of screaming fast .45 balls has finally been addressed!

    • Stijn Van Damn

      I’m not impressed
      It just moved the upper limit for rapid fire a bit, let’s face it, for real hard core cooling, they should add a water cooled jacket… or better yet an R-410A filled AirCon system.

  • plumber576

    Your move, Salient.

  • ShootCommEverywhere

    No RDS mounting options? It doesn’t make sense to release an aftermarket slide without some kind of option anymore. Not that it needs to come with one, just be pre cut.

    Would it be a patent infringement for manufacturers to start usiing MOS pattern holes so that all of the MOS accessories will work?

  • Haulin’ Oats

    A modern aesthetic part for an out dated antique design.


  • Spencerhut

    Fugly. No useful purpose. No red dot milling. Random extra machine cuts. I especially like the material removal around the slide stop notch since that is one of the few areas you ever see 1911 slides wear . . . so lets make that part thinner.

    • civilianaf

      What legitimate company does “pre orders”, it screams I cant afford to launch my product and I expect my fanboys to cover the costs. Poser crap.

      • BattleshipGrey

        Interesting that we don’t get to see the starboard side either.

        • DaveGinOly

          I thought the same thing. I’m a fan of external extractors, and too few makers offer them in the 1911 platform (like my Sig STX). Even a glance at the size and shape of the ejection port would be of interest to most 1911 shooters.
          And as decried by others above, where’s the red dot milling?

    • Brian Popelas

      Also not Legal for USPSA or IDPA Single Stack because of through cut slide lightening.

  • civilianaf

    Where does their experience mass producing a 1911 slide come from?, One of the most complex firearm parts to manufacture that ever existed.

    Thats the reason only a few companies do it, and even less do it well. Those companies all have more resources, and still struggle to provide those parts.

    Good luck with that.

    • raz-0

      Dude, they likely source the slides form one of those places and then jsut machine them to their final form. There’s a TON of gunsmiths that do that.

      The problem for them is that downstream of their website, these are being described like they are drop in fit. Which they aren’t.

      As for competency they take weight off where I wouldn’t, and leave a ton of it on where I’d take it off.

    • AlDeLarge

      1911s are relatively cheap and easy to manufacture if you stick to “GI Model” specs. It’s the same with parts, but “requires fitting” opens up another option for cheap and easy manufacturing.

      • civilianaf

        No offense but I’m familiar with the challenges of this product.

        There is nothing cheap or easy about machining a 1911 slides due to the locking lugs and shallow angles of some of the features.

        Cheap and Easy manufacturing is rarely ever achieved. That’s a myth created by people who don’t have metal slivers impregnated in their finger tips.

        That only occurs after immense up front investment in tooling, automation or fixtures. So it ain’t cheap, or easy.

        Yes you can find cheap slides, but they weren’t made here. Not saying they are bad, but that’s why they are cheap.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Definitely cool looking.
    But no chance in hell.

    • Jared Vynn

      If I had money to burn I would get it for my 22tcm, but I don’t have the luxury of disposable income.

    • Hoplopfheil

      Spending obscene cash on a single stack hammer gun? No thank you.

      • Jared Vynn

        Not much different from spending obscene cash on a cheap (price wise) polymer frame.

        Not sure but I think this slide would work with doublestack stack 1911s as well.

        • Sliced Veggie

          I think the word you were looking for is “inexpensive”

  • Kyle

    So if I get the HERA stock and foregrip for my AR and this slide I can I can totally blend into some sci-fi movies.

    • Kristoff

      Deus Ex here we come!

  • Edeco

    Yeah, I like the speed hole on my G34 but you can already read a newspaper thru the frame/slide gap so it isn’t the relatively sealed kind of gun anyway. The speed holes on the 1911 slide seem too small, probably not as good for airflow.

  • Dickie

    Like it

  • Jay Phillips

    Sure, it’s cooling looking, but what does it do?

    For that price you could almost buy a Glock.

  • LazyReader

    It’s beautiful…….Hollywood will love this gun, then cry more gun control later

  • LazyReader

    4340 steel is used in crankshafts if it can withstand 100,000 miles of torque…..I’m sure it can handle 5,000 rounds jerking back and forth.

  • USMC03Vet

    After market slide that isn’t outrageously overpriced or insanely gaudy?


  • alex archuleta

    Fingers crossed they also make a commander Length slide.

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  • Lee M Attinger

    I think it looks pretty good but unfortunately that $400 price point pretty much kills any chance of them selling more than a handful.

  • ozzallos .

    I mean, I like it. I’m a sucker for scifi pr0n, but I’m not sure it’s $385 worth of likes.

  • Marcus D.

    I know a SyFy Dark Matter character that really needs one of these, but it is not my aesthetic. I was always more into the carry melt treatments.

  • This is begging for the Recover Tactical grip frame cover.

  • disqus_VNhNhKJeMH

    That’s pretty neat looking, and would be great for a ground-up build (esp if they come out with a model setup for a micro dot), but it’s about 2x the $ that I’d be interested in it at.

  • supergun

    I like the 1911 better.

  • Ringolevio

    “Modern” design seems to make everything, from motorhomes to toothbrushes, try to look like a running shoe (I was gonna say “sneaker”, but that’s a dated term). I’m an old guy, and I definitely prefer the classic look of the 1911A1. If I wanted a gun that looked like something Flash Gordon would carry, I’d have an H&K VP70.

  • Noishkel

    Well that’s just unnecessary flash. But at the end of the day that is a damn cool slide.