This is built as a woman's purse but it can function as a go bag(male or female) as that is what I bought it for. I would say it should have a detachable shoulder strap to make it 5 stars. It is typical 5.11 quality so 5 stars for that aspect. The compartment for the fire arm holds a full sized sig 220 beavertail well with the slide parallel at the bottom of the bag. It will put a sig 239 straight up and down with a 10 rnd magazine with the tip of the barrel at the very bottom. But it just fits this way. inside the compartment is the loop part of velcro. I have the 511 square velcro patch holster that fits perfectly on this that fits the 239 well but as is with the gun in the holster the magnetic closure just barely closes. The 220 or the 239 loose or the 239 in the holster both draw effectively as demonstrated in the video. Additional side pocket on other side of bag under the other handle will hold 4 single stack 8 round 45 acp magazines respectively. I bought this as a car bag to hold a road kit (pens paper, first aid kit, tools. and a defensive firearm). I have every bit of confidence this will work as such and for a wide range of uses between a purse and that.
This bag is big enough to fit all of my necessities inside the main compartment, arriving my cell phone in the perfectly sized side pocket. The pouch is appropriately sized to handle my choice of concealed handgun for the day, with ZERO imprinting. The material wipes clean easily and resists dirt and stains. My only wish is that 5.11 had kept the shoulder strap with this one as they had with last year's model, but I've been eying the Sarah LX anyway!