Originally Posted by Belaslav
If you're ever placed in a situation where a firearm is pointed at you, how can you tell if it's a real firearm or an airsoft replica? What details should you look for?
You are pretty much stuck looking for the inner barrel. Of course, the guy could have just taken it out to make it look more like a real gun.
Depending on the angle of the light you might be able to look for rifling. I am not sure if AS outers duplicate to that level.
Perhaps looking for the seam where a plastic slide was glued together on a cheap springer?
Unless you are familiar with the variances between real firearms and their airsoft knockoffs, you pretty much have to go with what everyone else says here. You kinda have to assume it's real.