Lets try this again... Wife wants a CPL and she wants a purse to do it with. Unfortunantly most concealed carry purses run around $200 and look like they are used to carry around a gun. Neither a good thing in my book. So we went to the local thrift store and she picked out a purse which she liked and which I felt to be a good match for concealed carry. HOURS later (psh, women!) we have our purse for $5, a hell of a price! We picked one which has only a single outside zipper pocket for simplicity. Next its off to LGS to grab a pocket holster for her Ruger LC9. In this case, a Blackhawk pocket holster size 3 for a whole $15. While there we check that the holstered firearm fits properly and it does! On the way home from LGS pick up velcro from local hobby shop. While here it may be wise to purchase a thin but stiff piece of foam or plastic in the event that the material the purse is made from is too pliable. If it is, it could make drawing your firearm difficult and this is easily resolved by securing said foam or plastic inside the pocket against the outside side of the pocket. Take it all home, situate everything like she wants, check fit/function 15 more time, and apply velcro! Just like that, you have a concealed carry purse for $25! It fits her and her firearm, but more importantly, its safe, functional AND SHE WILL TAKE IT WITH HER! I'd be happy to answer any questions and hope this inspires someone somewhere. Prior to this post I was unable to find ANYTHING about a diy purse like this on google. Thanks!