All purses on the site will have dimensions for the gun compartment. Always allow at least a half inch of clearance at the zipper.
Example: Gun compartment is 8.5” W x 7” H.
If your gun is less than 8" long (end to end) and less than 6.5" tall, it should fit.
The nylon/elastic purse holsters that most manufacturers include with the bags are a place to start, but they will not be a good fit for many guns.
Your gun won't "snap in" - these holsters have zero retention. If you tip the holster upside down, the gun will slip out. We strongly recommend getting a kydex purse holster that's molded for your specific gun model, with snap-in retention.
You'll get several loose adhesive velcro sheets with it, so you can attach it however you prefer inside your bag (or any surface).
I recently attended a writers conference and I was looking for the perfect bag to hold everything I needed. Pens, notebooks, iPad, file folders filled with one sheets and book proposals, business cards, umbrella, water bottle, snacks, etc... This back was exactly what I needed. Everything fit so well and there really was a place for everything. My important papers didn't get bent or wrinkled and I was able to present them to editors and agents in a professional manner. I love that the bag is concealed-carry. Even though I couldn't carry at this conference, the locking compartment was perfect for keeping other things safe in the midst of a crowd. I love that it's real leather, but because of that it was pretty heavy after I loaded it down with everything I needed. My only complaint is I need more muscles! (Photo taken by a friend while I was meeting with my publisher. My handy bag was sitting right next to me and it was easy to reach in and grab everything I needed during our conversation. Because of the excellent organization in the bag, I knew exactly where to find what I needed during our conversation.)
Here's some guidance on how to choose the right concealed carry purse, including which features and accessories you need to look for.
There are some critical things you need to know before you carry a gun in a purse. When done correctly, it can be a good option - just follow some basic rules and guidelines.