Thank you gentlemen, that is exactly the sort of input I was looking for.
(Special thanks to RyeDaddy and Destructo6 for the smack upside the head over the Colt 901. For some reason I'd gotten the idea that the Colt 901 came out with a 20" bbl rather than the 16.1" bbl.)
Crow Hunter, the intended use is a personal defense/duty weapon.
buckhorn_cortez, I appreciate the list of other manufacturers.
I now have my work cut out for me to start researching the other options!
By the way, I've no familiarity with the FN SCAR 17S. Do any of you guys have some anecdotal information about these rifles?
Treat everyone you meet with dignity and respect....but have a plan to kill them just in case.