CORE Contacts

Doug Gifford
Director of Operations

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A Florida native and a US Navy Veteran. Doug brings many years of team building experience to CORE Rifle Systems. Doug's diversity and adaptability has brought CORE to the forefront since our inception. 

David Welch
National Sales Manager/ Marketing

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David is an avid hunter and archer since his childhood days. He brings 25+ years of management experience mainly stemming from Big Box Retail Sporting Goods Stores. He has managed locations from 30k SQFT to 80k SQFT locations. His last 8 years were with Gander Mountain where he was a Store Manager and also was involved in the opening of more than 25 locations in the South East. He has resided in both Northern and Southern Markets so his vast knowledge of seasonal goods and product knowledge is a plus.

Quad Clifton
Design/Inside Sales/IT Support

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Quad is an avid outdoorsman and is one of our original members of CORE Rifle Systems and GTO Guns, a Florida Native and a user of the AR-15 Platform he brings an understanding of the Ar-15 Platform and assist and helps in the solution of our customers needs.


Heath Pate
Warranty Department

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Heath is an Ocala native and a Cpl in the Marine Corps Reserves.  He is an avid archer, shooter, and outdoorsman. Heaths employment with Core Rifles began in the machine shop running CNC machines and doing quality inspections.  Then he moved to the production line to assemble the rifles and learn the mechanics of rifles, past what is taught in the military. After 2 years he is now the Warranty Officer handling all customer issues in the office as well as performing all repairs himself. 

 Stephen Gallagher
Designer/Website Management


 Stephen has over 25 years experience in marketing, print, interactive media and website design/programming.  He has been on-board with CORE Rifle Systems since it's inception, and with the Good Time Outdoors family of products for over 15 years.  Drop him an email regarding any issues with the website.