Good day sirs. Hope you guys can help me out with this. My brother-in-law asked me for advice on a home defense firearm. You see he lives with his wife and 3 very young sons in a poorly secured subdivision in Novaliches,Q.C.Their house is surrounded by 3 vacant lots and the adjacent 2 houses have been unoccupied for around 2 years. Their nearest reliable neighbor is half a kilometer away. In the past 6 months they have had at least 4 attempted break-ins, but the final straw was when just recently they found one of their two pitbull guard dogs dead and apparently poisoned. My bayaw is getting paranoid especially when his eldest son reports seeing groups of strange men looking over their wall late one afternoon. Unfortunately, he has no experience whatsoever in firearms handling, and he's on a very tight budget. I was thinking of suggesting an Armscor .38 revolver, but I told him I'd ask more knowledgeable shooters first, being a newbie myself. Ano po sa palagay niyo?