The Papillion Gun Club’s first shoot was held Saturday, December 8, 1923 on grounds west of Will Cordes’ home in the Northwest part of Papillion. It started at 10 AM with geese and ducks as prizes. Two traps were in use. The second shoot was held Sunday January 31, 1924 but the County Attorney, acting upon complaints of noise, issued an orser to halt the shoot and Sheriff Olderog came out and ordered the sportsmen to cease fire. Another reason given for the order was that it was presumably unlawful to shoot blue rocks on the Sabbath.
The official organization papers for The Papillion Gun Club were filed in 1923 or early 1924. The club start was informal with about 25 sportsmen on hand for the initial event.
Today we have a new clubhouse with full kitchen, bar, and restroom facilities -built in 1995 which is available for rent. Our active membership of approximately 120 members enjoy the clubhouse and our six automatic voice-activated “Pat traps” for Trap Shooting. We offer open shooting for our members, two annual meat shoots which are open to the public, trap shooting leagues, practice times for several local youth trap shooting teams, and firearm safety classes.