Newbie here. Just picked up my MaG98 that I ordered from J&G. I paid an extra $20 for the hand select upgrade to VG,
Some impressions: This is a full size duty gun, and I was a bit surprised by that. It feels heavier and larger than my G22. It is a formidable looking piece. The gun is black on black, with a steel frame and polymer wraparound grips with the ZM Lucznik logo embossed and reasonably aggressive checkering. At first glance, I thought the slide was anodized, but maybe it's a baked on coating of some sort. The color, texture of the grips and slide match pretty well and are a matte color. The barrel looks like highly polished stainless. It looks like someone took a buffer to it, and I don't know if that was CAI or Lucznik.
All numbers match, including one of the two magazines. It came with a pretty worn tactical holster that holds an extra mag. The holster is in serviceable condition, and is made of what looks like a heavy material with a leather reinforcement. It has a snap fastener for the gun and hook and loop for the extra mag.
The gun itself appears to be in great mechanical shape. The bore is clean. It has a bit of wear, presumably from contact with the holster. These are spots where the coating has worn through and you can see the alloy. I only see this on the slide and the external levers. The frame is very clean. It looks like someone used a hammer to adjust the rear sight as there's a nick in the coating right next to the rear sight and the sides of the sight look pretty beat up. Both front and rear sights are lined up with what appear to be centerline marks on the slide. It came with two 15 rd. mags and what appears to be a very cheap but somewhat functional metal speedloader, plus a generic cleaning rod.
I ran about a 100 rounds of Federal 115 gr FMJ (WalMart). The gun is very accurate. I managed a 2 in. group of 5 from 45 ft (15 yds) aiming at the center of the target. The group was maybe 2.5" above the bullseye and maybe an inch to the right. Since I was shooting freehand, take that for what it's worth. As far as I'm concerned, the accuracy is comparable to anything else I own. I like the sights. The rear sight aperture is a rectangle, but has a "u" shape drawn under it. The configuration seemed easy on the eyes. It's possible that at some point these were luminescent, but I can't really tell.
Mechanically, the gun feels very solid. It seemed to have more felt recoil than my G22 with a 9mm conversion barrel. The mainspring seems quite stiff. The gun is a DA/SA. The DA pull is reasonable and fairly smooth. My only points of reference for DA are the P64 and the Ruger SR22p. The SA trigger is very light, and crisp. It has a very clean and sudden break. I'm used to the Glock trigger, which is a very different experience. The trigger reminds me of a SigSauer p220 that I shot a while back. I thought that trigger was very smooth and clean.
External controls are an ambi decocker, slide release, mag release and takedown lever. It appears that the mag release can be reversed with some fiddling. Machining quality appears to be excellent (mine was manufactured in 2000). Fit and finish is very nice except for the aforementioned wear, though it's not excessive and probably is in line with a 12 year old duty pistol.
I noticed one possible issue while shooting, that I haven't quite figured out. On several occasions, the hammer was not cocked even though a new round was chambered. I'm not sure if this was some kind of operator error on my part or an ammo issue, but I didn't see the same problem when my wife was shooting. Anyways, the gun still fired in DA mode, but looking at the internals, I didn't see any obvious mechanical issue. I don't notice any significant play in the slide, decocker, etc. Maybe it doesn't always cycle correctly with 115 gr. civillian ammo. My guess is that it is set up for 124 gr. NATO spec which is hotter than the Federal I was shooting. I might try some Winchester 124 gr. NATO for comparison.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with what I got and since I'm collecting Polish made firearms, it was a pretty easy purchase, This is the 4th Radom (11) firearm I've picked up.