SOOTCH REVIEW | New 2024 Rock Island Armory RIA 5.0E : Nothing Like It!

The 2024 Rock Island Armory RIA 5.0E emerges as a formidable and reliable handgun option for shooters. Boasting a sturdy construction and sleek design, this pistol ensures durability and performance in any shooting scenario. Crafted with precision engineering, it delivers consistent accuracy and reliability on the range and in self-defense situations.

Equipped with a 17 + 1 round magazine capacity, the 2024 Rock Island Armory RIA 5.0E offers shooters ample firepower for various shooting applications. Its 4.91-inch barrel length provides optimal balance between accuracy and maneuverability, making it suitable for both target shooting and concealed carry. The RIA 5.0E’s adjustable rear sight and fiber optic front sight offer quick and precise target acquisition.

Featuring a durable steel frame and slide, the 2024 Rock Island Armory RIA 5.0E offers shooters a rugged and reliable handgun option. Its ergonomic grip and beavertail safety ensure comfortable handling and reduced recoil, enhancing overall shooting experience. With its reputation for quality craftsmanship and performance, the RIA 5.0E stands as a trusted choice for shooters seeking a dependable firearm.

In conclusion, the 2024 Rock Island Armory RIA 5.0E combines durability, accuracy, and affordability into a single handgun package. Whether for range practice or personal protection, the RIA 5.0E offers shooters a reliable and effective firearm option.


CALIBER: 9mm Luger
CAPACITY: 17+1 rounds
BARREL LENGTH: 4.91 inches
OVERALL LENGTH: 8.11 inches
HEIGHT: 5.17 inches
WIDTH: 1.33 inches
WEIGHT (UNLOADED): 2.12 pounds
FRAME MATERIAL: Aluminum alloy
FRONT SIGHT: Night Fision, standard height, green fiber optic, serrated
REAR SIGHT: Night Fision, standard height, blank, serrated
SAFETY: Typically manual thumb safety
GRIP: Glass filled nylon
FINISH: Armor series
TRIGGER: 4.5 pounds

To see Sootch’s video of the original RIO 5.0, click HERE.

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