>>>The video shows one gear extended. But the initial problem was that BOTH main gears were stuck in.
OK, I was not aware of that.
>>> If the end justifies the means, then I would say the pilot did the right thing.
I think the procedure that Rick767 mentions (which is the same as ours) is sound, and should be the chosen course, rather than turn a B737 into an XB737 with passengers onboard. Aircraft with tricycle landing gear have been making occasional 2-out-of-3 gear landings for years, and they are emminently survivable. It makes zero sense (to me) to expose passengers to MORE risk from the "solution" than is present from the original problem.
Emergencies of the type that Al Haynes and crew found themselves in with UA232 are another matter, i.e., there's nothing in the book to cover those types of situation, and you have to resourceful out of necessity.
These gear situations don't require that type of resourcefulness to be successful (as in protecting the passengers versus minimizing damage to the aircraft), and as such, established procedures should be followed, i.e., no single-gear touch and go attempts to "shake things loose."
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.