Rock Island Armory Introduce New RIA 5.0 Pistol

    Rock Island Armory Introduce New RIA 5.0 Pistol

    Rock Island Armory Introduce New RIA 5.0 Pistol

    Rock Island Armory have introduced a new pistol, the RIA 5.0. The new RIA 5.0 is a 9x19mm with some very interesting features. It has a rectangular outer barrel profile and unlike most conventional contemporary pistols, the RIA 5.0 doesn’t use a tilting barrel lock-up. The frame is aluminum with a polymer grip and internally the pistol is hammer rather than striker fired. The pistol is not ambidextrous with magazine release and slide catch on the left side only.

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    The general idea of many of the RIA 5.0’s design features is to reduce the pistol’s felt recoil. Designed by Fred Craig, the pistol uses the ‘Ram Valve System’, a patented linear locking system, which combined with its low bore axis is intended to make for a very controllable pistol.
    The pistol is available in two configurations, the standard model with traditional sights and the SP with a smooth slide with no provision for iron sights and factory mated with a C-MORE RTS2 red dot optic.

    RIA 5.0 (Rock Island Armory)

    Here’s how Rock Island Armory describe the RIA 5.0:

    The RIA 5.0 features a patented RVS recoil system engineered to maximize barrel mass and linear movement for super soft recoil. It has a buttery-smooth trigger for greater accuracy in rapid-fire situations, and a two-piece modular grip frame for flexibility and control. The level of research and precision engineering that went into the making of this sporting pistol is unmatched.

    Right – RIA 5.0 ST (Rock Island Armory)

    Specifications for the RIA 5.0 ST:

    SERIES RIA-USA
    CALIBER 9MM
    CAPACITY 17+1
    BARREL 4.91″
    OVERALL LENGTH 8.11 INCH / 205.99 MM
    OVERALL WIDTH 1.33 INCH / 33.78 MM
    OVERALL HEIGHT 5.17 INCH / 131.32 MM
    WEIGHT 2.47 LBS / 1.12 KG
    FRONT SIGHT DAWSON PRECISION, FIBER OPTIC ON DOVETAIL CUT
    REAR SIGHT LPA ADJUSTABLE ON DOVETAIL CUT (ALSO AVAILABLE WITH C MORE RTS II RED DOT OPTIC)
    GRIPS NYLON GRIP
    FINISH E100 CERAKOTE
    ACTION SEMI-AUTOMATIC
    TRIGGER PULL 4.5 LBS
    PURPOSE PERSONAL PROTECTION
    MSRP (US) $998.88
    ARMOR SERIES YES

    RIA 5.0 SP (Rock Island Armory)

    Specifications for the RIA 5.0 SP:

    CALIBER 9MM
    CAPACITY 17+1
    BARREL 4.91″
    OVERALL LENGTH 8.11 INCH / 205.99 MM
    OVERALL WIDTH 1.33 INCH / 33.78 MM
    OVERALL HEIGHT 6.35 INCH / 161.54
    WEIGHT 2.47 LBS / 1.12 KG
    FRONT SIGHT N/A
    REAR SIGHT C MORE RTS II RED DOT OPTIC
    GRIPS NYLON GRIP
    FINISH E100 CERAKOTE
    ACTION SEMI-AUTOMATIC
    TRIGGER PULL 4.5 LBS
    PURPOSE PERSONAL PROTECTION
    MSRP (US) $1298.88
    ARMOR SERIES YES

    The RIA 5.0 ST has an MSRP of $998.88 while the SP with its red dot comes in at $1298.88 MSRP. Find out more at www.armscor.com.

    It’s certainly a good-looking pistol and I’m looking forward to finding out more about how it works. Let us know in the comments what you think.

    Matthew Moss

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    TheFirearmBlog.com – Managing Editor
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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. He also runs Historical Firearms, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of The Armourer’s Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms.

    Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news.

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