I would also give a look at the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 or x50. Only 20 power, but for $400, offer great glass and an excellent warranty. I opt for good glass over magnification any day. Clarity will help you see better than magnification will. If you can get both, great, but that usually costs upwards of $2,000 for a scope...
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes...Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson, 1776