First Look: RIA 5.0E Pistol

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Rock Island Armory has just announced the RIA 5.0E, sporting new features and enhancements over the original model.

Earlier this year, Rock Island Armory released the RIA 5.0, a sporting and personal defense pistol featuring the interesting RVS recoil system, a low bore axis and an aluminum frame. Now, the company is updating the design with the announcement of the enhanced RIA 5.0E.

While the original model was optics-ready as well, the RIA 5.0E is compatible with a wider variety of red dot sights thanks to a new footprint cut and new optics plates. The slide now features more aggressive serrations for easier manipulation, and the redesigned barrel is match grade and made of higher quality materials. The final update to the pistol is the Armor Series finish which provides a diamond-like carbon coating that looks more appealing as well.


Lisa Tuason, President of RIA-USA, said this about the RIA 5.0E:

The RIA5.0E is a groundbreaking product that represents the culmination of our team’s relentless dedication and passion for cutting-edge technology. RIA5.0E is a game-changer, packing revolutionary features and stellar performance … The RIA5.0E is set to redefine industry standards and empower our customers like never before because it’s going to blow them away.


MSRP for Rock Island Armory’s new pistol is $1,988, but a release date has not been announced as of this writing.

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