The man has shot 3 boxes of .38 Specials and you want him to start reloading? I would say the best move would be to purchase a LCR-22 and get plenty of cheap practice that will transfer over to his centerfire LCR. The LCR-22 is also a nice plinker and a reasonably nasty defender in itself.
Excellent advice... thank you. Although I have shot some long guns in my time, but not much.
I planned on getting a LCR-22 or some other .22 revolver just for those purposes.