Facepunch, help me learn how to animate weapons!

Nothing sappy, I just want to learn and become an animator. I can already see how people will write “0h h3y n00b, go learn somewhere else” and whatnot, but atleast I’m not starting off blind;y animating, then asking thousands of questions later. All I ask is for help, what should I start animating for a first try? I want other’s to teach me so I don’t end up cutting corners and create something people might actually like.
So there, go on with the “oh you’re a noob” talk