Can you tell the difference? Which gun is real and which is fake?

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Would you be able to tell the difference between a real gun and a fake? In just a matter of seconds?

Over the weekend, Provo officers shot and killed a man who pointed what appeared to be an AR-15 at police.

It wasn't until after that authorities discovered the weapon was an air soft gun.

With the attention to detail on replica weapons, it's incredibly difficult to tell the difference.

The Davis County Sheriff's Office is working to raise awareness, asking others if they could spot the fake. Their efforts include the Facebook post below, and on Wednesday a sergeant with the department came to the FOX 13 News studio to give folks a look at some of the replicas as well as discuss the dangers.

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  • sam

    All they to do when this was happening when I was a kid. I almost got shot when I was 11 cause I was chasing my friend with one of those bigger gauge b.b s and lt looked like a micro uzeli. So all they have to do is make guns kids play with alot different then real guns or this will continue to happen. Cause if you can’t see the end of the barrel you can’t tell…

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