I had the opportunity to shoot the saint(it ain't) & the Ruger. I'll take the Ruger every time. Had some issues with the M&P 15 sport, FTE.
My old SP-1 stayed up front too...it ate everything I fed it. I/we at the Clubb chose the Ruger hands down....fwiw. p.s. we don't shoot any steel cased ammo as we have had extractor damage.