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Old September 11th, 2010, 20:48   #1
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Differences between airsoft and real firearms.

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?
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Old September 11th, 2010, 20:49   #2
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inner barrel diameter?

Red tip....lol

Gas fill valve in the mag if its a GBB pistol
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Old September 11th, 2010, 20:55   #3
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Do you really want to take the chance you guessed wrong?
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Old September 11th, 2010, 20:56   #4
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Oh geez...

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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?
Because you said it's a firearm. Case closed!
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Old September 11th, 2010, 21:27   #5
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omg this is common knowledge already...

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Old September 11th, 2010, 22:21   #6
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Do you really want to take the chance you guessed wrong?
No, not really. But I am not asking this because I'm bored or because I'm planning to do something stupid.

I want to know this for proper risk evaluation if I ever get faced with such a situation. Basically, the decision of simply running away from the danger, or whether I would have to fight for my life.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 22:34   #7
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IMHO, if someone points what looks like a firearm at you, don't take chances; treat it like the real thing 100%.

Better question, why are people sticking firearms in your face? Rough part of town? Work at the quickie mart?
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better idea

go learn self defense disarmement
you have a better chance at that versus guessing whether the gun pointed at you is real or not
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Old September 11th, 2010, 22:59   #9
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Old September 11th, 2010, 23:02   #10
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In this law enforcement training video, Marvin thought it was a replica. Let me know if he was right or wrong.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 23:03   #11
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Old September 11th, 2010, 23:04   #12
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Airsoft or Real gun, treat it like a real one.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 00:20   #13
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In my experience, when some masked goon walks up to you with someting that looks a hell of a lot like a gun, and demands you hand over the cash, you just totally freak out and just do what he says almost robotically. Then afterward you get to thinking, "what if I had..."

Mind you, if you are staring into the rough-sawn edges of a metal 12-guage shotgun barrel, chances are its real...
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Old September 12th, 2010, 10:49   #14
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Just do what the Police do: assume it's real. Pulling out your own firearm and demanded the mugger drop his weapon is optional.
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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.
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