Since people are deficient in the characteristic weapons controlled by different predators, people have a long history of making instruments to defeat this weakness. The development of chasing weapons demonstrates a regularly expanding capacity to augment the seeker's achieve, while keeping up the capacity to create impairing or deadly injuries, permitting the seeker to catch the diversion.

The lance was being used for chasing as right on time as five million years prior in primate and chimpanzee social orders, and its utilization may do a reversal even further.[1] The lance gave the seeker the capacity to kill substantial creatures, at reaches to the extent the seeker could toss the lance; the Roman pilum, for instance, had a scope of 30 meters (98 feet). Lance tossing gadgets, for example, the b√Ęton de commandement, woomera, and atlatl amplified that range much further by giving the seeker influence to toss the lance speedier and more distant. The atlatl permitted a gifted client to toss a dart up to 100 meters (110 yards). Archeological proof of the atlatl has been found on all mainlands with the exception of Antarctica. The atlatl was dislodged beginning in the late Paleolithic with the less demanding to make and utilization bow and bolt, which stays in like manner utilize today in both wearing and chasing. With the appearance of precise, dependable guns, guns turned into the weapon of decision.