Rock Island Armory RIA 5.0, a new service and defense pistol… with a square barrel!
SHOT Show 2023 – Rock Island Armory debuts the RIA 5.0 semi-automatic pistol: a full-metal modular design with a proprietary recoil system, advertised as an accurate, stable, soft shooter
The RIA 5.0 9mm Luger semi-automatic pistol, manufactured by Rock Island Armory USA – US-based subsidiary of the ARMSCOR Precision group of the Philippines – and designed by master pistolsmith Fred Craig made its debut at the 2023 edition of SHOT Show.
The new RIA 5.0 pistol is built around a steel slide and a lightweight alloy railed frame with a Nylon grip, and features a new patented recoil system – dubbed the RVS Recoil System – that maximizes barrel mass and lowers its axis to minimize felt recoil and muzzle climb. The square outer profile of the 12,4 cm / 4.9” barrel is an integral part of the RVS Recoil System. The RIA5.0 is hammer-fired rather than striker-fired, with the hammer completely enclosed within the rear portion of the slide.
Other features of the RIA 5.0 pistol include a full black E100 Cerakote finish; a trigger safety; a red fiber-optic Dawson Precision front sight; an adjustable LPA rear sight; an optics-ready slide for C-More RTS-2 footprint sights; and a 17+1 rounds capacity. MSRP is set at $998.88 in the US.