This isn't a share your gun or disclose your favorite shooting spot with the world thread My specific topic is about outdoor areas and what you do if anything to prevent or encourage others from "joining you" at your spot while there already shooting. I realize at a large pit there probably isn't much to be done but im talking about those areas where there may be an extra place to park a car and butt in. Personally, I always keep a loaded weapon on me at all times, regardless of what I'm shooting. I generally also set up as much stuff and spread out like there is a large party happening, leaving guns on a table etc. I do not feel it is brandishing but I'll generally have a rifle near by and will hold it in such a way as to be safe with the muzzle but also showing anyone driving up that I'm already armed. Between that and waving at them, and then waving them on to keep moving if they slow down too much, I haven't had issues in years with someone crashing my shooting spot. I just do not feel comfortable with someone I don't know standing anywhere near me with a loaded firearm. When I was younger and more brash, I've hinted at violence towards some of the more determined crashes but age and confidence seems to have made that a non issue thankfully. I was just curious how others handle these situations.