Originally Posted by The Saint
If you threaten a person in the course of committing certain indictable offences with even a paintball gun, you can be punished with firearm offences. It isn't limited to replicas.
If you have your hand inside your coat pocket and tell someone it's a gun you can also be charged with a firearms offense. There was a gun in kamloops who robbed a store with a banana and was charged with multiple firearms offenses.