Thanks for weighing in. As a general rule I like/love the idea of ways to get into the fight. The specific one shown seems really poorly thought out to me.
Ok, here are the reasons why I think the kick the gun back into condition one method blows goats.
1.) Standing on one leg and kicking is pretty damn position specific. Doing this from behind cover requires a fairly large amount of cover.
2.) He mentions "gross motor movement", but every aspect of the reload requires "fine motor" skills. Even when he gets to the kick articulating the ejection port into the path of the kick requires a fair amount of precision.
3.) For fuck's sake drop the slide with your thumb. He mentions various reasons why using the slide release can be difficult, and they aren't untrue. As a leftie I am understanding about trying to use my index finger. It requires shifting the gun around quite a bit. It is still vary possible and as a bonus is done with one of your most sensitive body parts and little effort compared to the kick.
4.) Is it really a good idea to put the bottom of our foot into the ejection port with the action open. This seems like a good way to introduce dirt, mud, snow, etc. into the action. In that way I think this is a better "mall" technique than someplace less urban/clean. Too much crap in the open action and the next video is going to be one handed remedial action drills.
5.) Extractors- It looks like his boot is slamming into or very close to the extractor claw. Damage that and it is an armorer level fix. The demo is with a Glock, so that may be a bit more forgiving than something like a tuned 1911, but I am still seriously iffy about it.
It looks to me like something done just to be different. Using the slide release works. Raking/hooking the slide/sights on something and running the slide that way work. But they are both pretty common.
OK, after typing that out I would like to change it from "bad idea" to "clown shoes".