Consistently and quickly reloading a single stack 1911, or anything else without a good sized magwell, can be a challenge. Personally, I try and stick with a few proven techniques that help me stay consistent, rather than going for the fastest load possible.
Many people don’t realize that “junk” carry has been around for a very long time, so that makes Ernest kind of an AWIB Hipster. He was doing it before it was cool. Only recently has it seen a resurgence in popularity as holster options continue to grow.