Questions about using this electric arc sprite in an SWEP

I’ve been very interested in making an SWEP that works using lightning and electric as it’s main function. While I’ve managed to get by using the Vortigaunt zap effect on primary fire, I’ve always wanted to try and use this specific arc effect:

First off, is it even possible to use this in an SWEP? If it is, how would I go about figuring out what effect it is and what would be the best way to implement it as a firing effect?