Jacob Grey TWC 9: A New Take on the 2011

Just when we thought that the 1911 was on its way out, it came roaring back with the advent of the 2011. Modern shooters demand pistols with higher capacity, clean sights, ergonomic lines, and a fantastic trigger. Jacob Grey Firearms brings all these 2011 attributes with the all-new TWC 9 2011-style pistol.

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The Jacob Grey Firearms TWC 9 is the latest in their catalog of custom 1911 and 2011 pistols. [Jacob Grey Firearms]
Jacob Grey Firearms has been producing custom 1911s and AR-15s since 2010. The TWC 9, or (Throwback With Capacity) 9, represents their first entry into the 2011 market.

Quick Specs:

  • Model: TWC 9
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 17+1
  • Barrel Length: 4 1/4 inch stainless-steel bull barrel
  • Weight: 30 oz. (unloaded)
  • Sights: XS Tritium
  • Safety: Ambidextrous thumb safety and grip safety

Chambered in the common and affordable 9mm Luger cartridge, the TWC 9 has a similar profile to a commander-sized 1911, with a similar overall length and barrel length. The slide stop, magazine release, grip, and manual safeties are all appointed like the iconic 1911, as is the sliding 3.5 lb. trigger. But the TWC is designed with all the modern pistol features we have come to expect. These include forward and rearward cocking serrations, suppressor-height sights, and a slide cut for included RMR and RMRSC plates.

The frame is made of forged from 7075-series aluminum to cut down on weight savings. While the grip profile retains the point-able attributes from the 1911, the backstrap and front strap are aggressively serrated to keep the sweatiest hands in control. This is contrasted by the slick, minimalistic G10 grip panels and an integral section of Picatinny rail for mounting a weapons light.

Like other custom 2011s, the TWC 9 is built with competition accuracy and speed in mind. The 4.25-inch bull barrel holds steady on target while the 3.5 lb. gives an easy let off. The grip has a flared magazine well to accommodate quick sight-free reloads on the clock or in the field. The TWC takes standard 2011 magazines and is priced to compete, starting at $2499.

Terril is an economic historian with a penchant for all things firearm related. Originally a pot hunter hailing from south Louisiana, he currently covers firearms and reloading topics in print and on his All Outdoors YouTube page. When he isn't delving into rimfire ballistics, pocket pistols, and colonial arms, Terril can be found perfecting his fire-starting techniques, photographing wildlife, and getting lost in the archives.

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