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

Posted at 2:47 PM, Feb 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-18 19:26:29-05

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.