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.