At the public range I used to go to before it was closed by bubba, I never went downrange without a loaded gun. It worried me to walk away from my things so I took my loaded handgun downrange too. Holstered, but the idea was that if someone started cleaning off my table, I could dissuade them from distance, lol.
It didn't help. They watched until the moment I turned and then snatched a G21 Mag off my table. It could have been worse. They could have taken my RH. Nothing beats a 2nd man there to stay with the table.
"Always place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark"
"Understand that the enemy is not the enemy in his own eyes ;this may offer you an opportunity to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate, and quickly."