RIA (Rock Island Armory) hit SHOT Show with its new 5.0 sporting pistol, promising revolutionary performance. This is due specifically to the meticulously engineered trigger system and soft shooting RVS recoil system. Not to mention a deeper bore axis for a flatter shooting experience.
The RIA 5.0
Featuring an aluminum frame, the RIA 5.0 includes a polymer grip for greater flexibility with the control and durability of a full-length aluminum receiver. This helps to enhance ergonomics and recoil control. Likewise, the RVS (Ram Valve System) recoil system is engineered to maximize barrel mass and linear movement. For this reason, the RIA 5.0 provides faster follow-up shots and target acquisition.
Chambered in 9mm, the 4.91-inch rectangular outer barrel does not use a tilting barrel lock-up. In addition, a shrouded internal hammer ensures no snagging while drawing the pistol. According to the company, the 5.0 includes a meticulously engineered trigger system for a buttery-smooth pull. Likewise, the trigger presents no stacking, assisting in greater accuracy.
The RIA 5.0 is not ambidextrous and features controls for right-handed users only. In addition, the full-length dust cover includes a five-slot Picatinny rail for the addition of accessories.
Currently, it has a special release of serial numbers 1 through 100, which are equipped with a C-MORE RTS II red dot optic. Likewise, there are 100 more additional models with iron sights. Specifically, Dawson Precision fiber optic dovetail front sight and LAP adjustable dovetail rear sight.
“The RIA 5.0 is really an engineering marvel,” said Martin Tuason, President and CEO of parent company Armscor/Rock Island Armory. “It’s an extremely shootable sporting pistol with a meticulously engineered trigger system. Best of all, we’re proud to say it’s made entirely in the U.S.A.”
The RIA 5.0 is available now with an MSRP of $998.88. For more info, please visit Armscor.com.
RIA-USA VRF14 Semi-Automatic Shotgun Specs
Barrel: 4.91 inches
Overall Length: 8.11 inches
Overall Width: 1.33 inches
Height: 5.17 inches
Weight: 2.47 pounds
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
Trigger Pull: 4 lbs
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