Good morning all, I am looking for a home defense gun for my father who is not as strong and agile as he was when I was young (no longer Superman). He has a .357 now, but I was wondering if there is a light recoil .38 load for it. Also how does the .22 mag stack up as a smaller defense weapon? God forbid that he actually need to use it, but I want him to have one "just in case". All responses are greatly appreciated.