Aeroknox Showing Off Futuristic 1911 Slides and Grips

An Aeroknox AX//01 slide on a full-size 1911 frame with Stealth Mod 2 grips. (Photo: Aeroknox)

Texas-based Aeroknox may not be a well-known manufacturer right now, but with eye-catching products like these that won’t last much longer. Aeroknox is taking pre-orders for 1911 slides that make the classic handgun look anything but.

A close up of the “rack pads.” (Photo: Aeroknox)

These 1911 parts aren’t for everyone, that’s for sure. The Aeroknox AX//01 slide has wide slide serrations, deep angular cutouts and lightening cuts exposing the barrel. Their Stealth grips are just as stark, with hard lines and a severe aesthetic.

The AX//01 slide has a large lowered and flared ejection port, internal extractor and “rack pads,” checkering on the slide for advanced racking techniques. The slide is cut for Novak-pattern sights to give shooters a wide range of sight options.

This is not a drop-in slide. The AX//01 requires hand-fitting to maximize its accuracy potential. Currently Aeroknox is taking pre-orders for the slides at $385. The slides are in production with shipping scheduled to start in the next four to six weeks.

The Stealth Mod 2 grips. (Photo: Aeroknox)

For now, Aeroknox is focusing on full-size 1911s. Their slide is built for a 5-inch, .45 ACP barrels and is machined from high-tensile 4340 carbon steel, the same alloy used for crankshafts and landing gears. The grips are 6061 alloy aluminum with a hard-anodized finish.

Aeroknox currently offers two sets of grips, the standard Stealth set and their Mod 2 set. The standard Stealth grips are smooth while the Mod 2 grips feature additional cutouts and mild texturing. The grips are competitively priced at $85 for both sets.

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They also make a stout-looking bottle opener. (Photo: Aeroknox)

It’s clear that this is just the beginning for the relatively new firm. Aeroknox makes a handful of other accessories
including their unique AE//01 AR muzzle brake, AR and AK pistol grips and handstops. They also produce one solid-looking bottle opener.

While their style is sure to be hit or miss with many gun owners, it’s clear that they have a strong vision. Customers are already asking for optics-ready slides and other 1911 options.

Looking at their product lineup, what are your thoughts?  Would you consider outfitting your 1911 with one of their futuristic slides or grips?  Does John Moses Browning’s war machine need a 21st Century makeover?

About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Sylvester August 6, 2017, 9:30 pm

    I rather the 1911 design to stay the same. I don’t like a add on, it would be great to make it on another frame, but the old reliable 1911, with all the history should stay the same. It still a beautiful pistol, all things change, accept the 1911

  • Kevin August 4, 2017, 8:37 pm

    While I prefer the classic look of my Gold Cup 70 series. I think it’s kinda cool looking and I imagine this will be more of a hit for younger gunners. Anything that attracts another generation to keep and bear arms is a win for the rest of us.

  • Paul Stern August 4, 2017, 7:07 pm

    I would like a 1911 slide to fit my series 70 model. One that’s close to the origanal

  • OldSkool August 4, 2017, 12:22 pm

    Looks like something out of Robo Cop. Thumbs down.

  • Butch August 4, 2017, 10:15 am

    Good Lord… What in the world are they trying to do to the classic, historical, 1911?!? Certain things should be left alone, even after 106 years of proven reliability.

  • Voice of Reason August 4, 2017, 9:45 am

    While I am enough of a romantic to not cut up an older 1911, I do like these for what they are. JMB got it right but these are fun and whatever makes you happy. I am about as big of a 1911 fanboy as there ever way but I can certainly appreciate the tweaked models. In fact, my next will be a Baer Monolith HW.

  • Tripwire August 4, 2017, 9:42 am

    I’m not sure but this might be a hanging offense in Texas. The last such I know of was a liberal in Waco who was caught mixing Crown Royal with Diet Coke…

  • Mike August 4, 2017, 9:01 am

    I think it’s beautiful, but they need a version with a milled section for an RDS, to stay in keeping with the ‘modernized’ 1911 theme.
    I see the merits of both a classic untouched WWI-era 1911, and the latest tricked-out raceguns.
    To each his own. Beauty is in the eye of the 1911 holder. 😉

  • ed anderson August 4, 2017, 6:36 am


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  • OMCHamlin August 4, 2017, 6:09 am


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