Of the two you mentioned, EAA will look and shoot better. However it is pretty heavy. The RIA is what it is, reliable, not pretty and will go bang every time. I have tested the RIA , the 4inch model does not have a barrel crown, which does affect its accuracy. But it feels good in the hand. So it is a personal choice. They both have so so triggers. I have held and dry fired the EAA - it has better balance , but like I said heavy. Both will serve as a truck gun and decent range plinker. Now all that said, don't ignore used revolvers - in that same price range as a new EAA , you can find used Taurus revolvers that would in most cases be a step up from the EAA.