a cop does not stop and ask a person holding a gun, if it is real, or a BB/Pellet gun does he?
no, he demands they drop it, or simply returns fire, if fired upon.
i think that would be the natural reaction to any one carrying a concealed or even open carry, to pull out, draw, aim and shoot, all in split second timing.
from a distance, no one, i would believe even a cop of xx number of years, can decipher in a nano second the reality or fakeness of the gun. too many "toy guns" are made to look real.
i'd not chance waiting to ask the punk if it is real or fake.
once i pull out my REAL 9mm, he has 2 choices,
1) fire at me
2) run like the wind.
then hopefully, i'd be able to get a tag number of the car, and call it in.
or.....call for the rescue squad (ambulance in other parts of the country) cuz he's gonna get shot at, and many of you have seen my target practice pics.