For that money I would say look at :
MTC Genesis 3x9x40 AMD
or second hand
Viper 10x42 SCB
Hawke Tac30 10x42 1/2 Mil dot
If you can drop one at the right price, then Burris 3x9 sscopes wiith either 32 or 40 front end are nice, that's if you can manage the BDC ret.Dont go higher on the maximum mag as they dont work as well on the ret markings.
The Korean made Genesis has the edge on glass IMHO but the ret is very fine. All the same fittings as a Swift scope which are also made in Korea!!!
I dont think that you need to be told about different glass and different eyes knowing who you are