A "Fireforce" referred to a military tactic employed by the Rhodesian Security Forces from 1965-1979 which saw helicopter and airborne infantry deployed in operations that enveloped and destroyed the enemy. Widely regarded as one of the most successful counter-insurgency warfare tactics ever utilized, the exploits of Rhodesia's Fireforce soldiers in their fight against communist totalitarianism continue to inspire awe and reverence. In their own way, we believe that these gallant young men became Africa's Greatest Generation. Inspired by their example, a few army buddies decided they needed to get their hands on the legendary Rhodesian Brushstroke kit of the Rhodesian Bush War. To that end, Henry "Hank" Lung, and the late Kyle Ronald Porter figured they might as well start up a business.
Fireforce Ventures was founded 7 July 2016, operating at first from a dingy basement in Alberta, Canada. Originally intended to be a hobby project to reproduce the vaunted pattern of the Rhodesian Security Forces, the business saw rapid growth almost immediately. Most of the time, it was growth we could barely keep up with, and the constraints of operating a business in Canada made it nearly impossible to keep our inventory stocked. After 6 rocky years of Canadian operations, we permanently relocated our brand and physical operations to the United States on 25 September 2022. We currently operate out of a private location somewhere in North Texas along the Oklahoma border.
We heavily invest time and effort in reproducing and stocking rare camo patterns and kit that are otherwise impossible to find. Inspired by Africa's Greatest Generation, professional soldiers, mercenaries, and adventurers of yore, we work to get you kit you can't get anywhere else. We aren't just your generic big-ticket sporting goods store, we're a seriously passionate group of enthusiasts and living history geeks. While we have worked with some very cool organizations over the years, we don't kiss-and-tell. Instead, we remain committed to you, the camo nerd, the militaria buff, and the every-man.
We'll make every effort to ensure that you can "operate" anywhere from Baghdad to Bermuda with style!
Henry Lung AKA "Hank"Managing Director and Co-Founder of Fireforce Ventures.
Co-founder. Disgraced asshole. Infamous in Canada for pissing off the federal government, the army, and a bunch of journalists in the span of a few weeks. Enjoys re-enacting, smelly clothes, military history, pipe smoking and old guns.
Based out of Canada and consulting for Fireforce Ventures via CanadaCamo. Currently also the Co-Host at the Men Among Men Stories podcast.
"Bjoern Toby Wilde" AKA "Florida Man"
Executive Director at Fireforce Ventures.
Long time Fireforce Ventures supporter and Buyer's Club member, turned proprietor. Reb, scholar, and aviation nut. He identifies as a helicopter most days. We fully validate and support his sexual identity. He is beautiful, and we will not tolerate claims to the contrary.
Currently also serving as a Brand Consultant at Zaibatsu Manufacturing Concern.
Nirav Ghodasara AKA "Big N"
Chief Operating Officer at Fireforce Ventures.
A connoisseur of all things vintage and old school. Judging by his wardrobe, he definitely knows his stuff. Many of the products developed at Fireforce Ventures are courtesy of the Big N's Herculean efforts, working daily into the wee hours of the morning. On top of that. he can flute a cobra out of a wicker basket, and shoot the wings off a fly with a .22. We reckon he can also sort out any customer service concerns you.
Based out of Canada. Currently also serving as a Production Consultant at Zaibatsu Manufacturing Concern.
Frontman at Fireforce Ventures.
Proud 36th Infantry Division veteran, and prouder dad, this camo nerd and gunslinger manages most of the on-the-ground operations for Fireforce Ventures. S.D.A is the one man army that makes sure your orders are shipped out and received in good order, and all the behind-the-scenes work is always done ahead of schedule. What a literal chad.
Kyle Ronald Porter AKA "Roland" / "Ndlovu" / "Sloan" (1995-2023)
The legendary late co-founder of Fireforce Ventures.
Kyle played a huge role in the formation of Fireforce Ventures and the ethos of our company. He emphasized attention to detail and a deep respect for the hard-won military heritage that comes with the word "Fireforce".
An adventurer of the old sort, he was often called "Roland", after the otherworldly mercenary described in song by Warren Zevon. While adventuring in Africa, he also earned the name "Ndlovu", the Shona word for "elephant". Given the name of by legendary former Selous Scout, it was one of the proudest moments of his life. He would adopt the similarly adopt the call sign "Sloan", the Ukrainian word for "elephant" during his service as a combat medic in the Russo-Ukraine War.
Kyle was killed in action on 26 April 2023 while fighting with the Ukrainian Legionnaires Special Service Group as a combat medic during the Battle of Bakhmut. He was 27 years old.
Misty Mountain Supply
Western Canada-based Misty Mountain Supply was founded in late 2020 with the express purpose of getting affordable gear into the hands of enthusiasts; be it outdoorsmen, military historians or collectors. It was designed to equip regular Canadians, and as it grows, they are committed to retaining that founding principle.
We haven't forgotten our roots in the Great White North, even though we're a Texas-based corporation. As such. we're proud to have Misty Mountain Supply as the sole Canadian stockist for various Fireforce Ventures products!
Nixieworks is a custom softgoods gear shop based in Longmont, Colorado. They've been making our own gear since about 2018, but decided to start selling gear in 2020 to address what they saw as an unaddressed niche in the gear industry. All of their gear is made in the USA, and specifically in-house, here in Longmont. All gear is measured and cut professionally, and sewn on industrial sewing machines. They try to use made-in-USA, berry-compliant materials and hardware whenever possible, with a few small exceptions.
Fireforce Ventures is proud to be a stockist for Nixieworks products in Rhodesian Brushstroke - available now under our Nixieworks page!
Men Among Men Stories Podcast
The Men Among Men Stories Podcast dives into the forgotten stories of soldiers and warriors from conflicts throughout history. By our exploration of these people and events we hope to keep these tales of courage and grit alive and inspire others to delve into history.
The podcast is co-hosted by Hank of Fireforce Ventures and available on almost all podcast platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.
Zaibatsu Manufacturing Concern
Zaibatsu Manufacturing Concern (ZMC) manufactures and distributes hard use apparel and accoutrements inspired by various pop culture universes.
Zaibatsu is jointly run by a bunch of weebs and nerds based in Canada and the United States, and their efforts and wholeheartedly supported by Fireforce Ventures.
The Kommando Blog
The Kommando Blog is dedicated providing creative and entertaining collaborative content for the internet firearms enthusiast. They have organized team members and volunteers from around the world to help expand this project into a professional organization with a purpose to curate the best alternative web content on firearms.
Above all the spirit of enthusiasm surrounding firearms and related topics is the driving factor and The Kommando Blog seeks to provide some of that enthusiasm on a more directed and curated platform by providing a space for contributors to share knowledge and amusement.
Website: www.kommandoblog.comInstagram: @kmediagroupllc
Disclaimer: Fireforce Ventures is comprised of a multi-ethnic team of proprietors, consultants and employees representing various differing political beliefs and faith groups. We recognize that some of the products we sell and the content we post may be historical controversial or offensive. This doesn't really bother us, nor should it bother you. Don't like it, don't buy it, the real history behind it all doesn't change. However, we reserve the right to refuse service to any customers who breach our service terms. This includes any attempts to associate us with third-party groups or political organizations without our express consent. Additionally, all business conducted by Fireforce Ventures in strict accordance with US Federal Law and Texas State Law. We do not sell any firearms, ammunition, explosives, pyrotechnics, or parts thereof. For additional details about our ethos and service policies, please check out our Terms and Service.