I believe the PC line would have not only survived, but thrived if they had been offered with the options of syunthetic folding stocks and high capacity magazines.
At times, the senor Mr.Ruger was his company's own worst enemy. He chose to offer the buyer the products that he thought trhe buyer should want rather than those products that the buyers actually wanted. An attitude that many potemtial biuyers interpreted as arrogance.
The soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as the prisoner's chains. Dwight Eisenhower