Enhanced Performance with a Bold Edge: The RIA 5.0E — SHOT Show 2024

Riley Baxter SHOT Show 2024

Introducing the RIA 5.0E – the latest evolution in the RIA-USA series, where the “E” stands for enhanced. I took this updated gun to the firing line at Industry Day at the Range during SHOT Show 2024.

This firearm brings a host of improvements designed for practical customization and an elevated shooting experience, including a low bore axis, additional slide serrations, and sighting system changes.

Crafted with precision and attention to detail, the RIA 5.0E is not just a gun; it’s a tool built for performance without unnecessary embellishments.

A closeup of the RIA 5.0E handgun.
The RIA 5.0E is an updated version of the proven RIA 5.0 that we love.

Enhanced Features

The RIA 5.0E is equipped with new optics cuts and plates, providing shooters with the freedom to customize their firearm easily. Unlike the old model, this RIA 5.0E comes with both an optic cut (RMS-C and RMR plate) and a set of irons with a blacked-out rear and fiber optic front sight.

The old model only came with the optic mount OR iron sights. The updated 4.91″ barrel, crafted with improved materials and slightly different slide geometry, enhances the overall performance of the system. Aggressive serrations on the slide facilitate easier manipulation, offering a practical touch with nice aesthetics.

Adding to its visual appeal with attitude, the RIA 5.0E boasts an upgraded elite-series Cerakote finish. The firearm combines improved functionality with a sleek and modern aesthetic, making it stand out.

A man shoots the RIA 5.0 E at the gun range.
Shooting the RIA 5.0E during Industry Day at the Range.


  • SKU: RIA50E
  • Series: RIA-USA
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 17+1
  • Barrel Length: 4.91″
  • Overall Length: 8.11 inches
  • Overall Width: 1.33 inches
  • Overall Height: 5.17 inches
  • Weight: 2.12 lbs
  • Front Sight: Night Fision, Standard Height, Green Fiber Optic, Serrated
  • Rear Sight: Night Fision, Standard Height, Blank, Serrated
  • Grips: Glass-Filled Nylon
  • Finish: Armor Series
  • Action: Semi-Automatic
  • Trigger Pull: 4.5 lbs
  • Purpose: Competition Shooting, Home Defense
  • MSRP (US): $1998
A man shoots the RIA 5.0E at the gun range.
Because of the low bore axis, the RIA 5.0E has minimal muzzle flip and is a dream to shoot.

Built with a purpose, the RIA 5.0E is tailored for competition shooting and home defense. With a focus on practicality, this firearm offers enhanced features without compromising on reliability.

It’s designed to be a dependable tool for any situation. At the range, this gun performed reliably and shot flat with minimal felt recoil.

Learn more about the RIA 5.0E HERE!

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