They got rave reviews a few months back in Handgunner. I held one and it felt pretty good, but I didn't like the decocker/slide release. Its in a position that I would most likely ride when shooting.
It is nothing like a CZ. It does closely follow a Sig. I've shot one and thought it was probably a good deal for the money, if it held up over the long haul. Matt Mink (of the CZ shooting team), told me about getting beat in a match by a Serbian using one.I read a review on them when they first came on the market. Basically its a knock off on the CZ75 P-01. I'd spend a little extra and get the CZ, it's a proven reliable gun, by a company that is going to stand behind it.
Sorry your P229 left a sour taste in your mouth. Mine has been 100%. Its an Elite model born in 2006 and eats anything I feed it.I purchased mine through Bud's Guns about a year ago for $300 with (2) 15 round mags and free shipping.
I have since put over a 1000 rounds through it, with out even a single jam. (Wally World ammo)
I absolutely love mine. IMO - It is built to last and is surprisingly accurate.
I would highly recommend anyone in the market for a full size 9mm take a serious look at the Zastava before buying anything else.
While the Sig maybe little more accurate I have lost track of how many jams I had at the range over the last year.
All I can say is if I hear someone breaking into my house, I'm reaching for the Zastava not the Sig.